Meet the Lisbon Cardigan!

Itch to Stitch designer Kennis Wong has release a wardrobe staple pattern today and I helped! I am officially a pattern tester. It was a really great experience and a fun pattern to work with. SHOP HERE! I’m pretty proud of myself! Now for the details: the pattern comes with sleeve and hem length options…

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The Bow Blouse of Happiness!

I am so happy with this blouse! So the big question: is this appropriate for work?

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Travel Top #2

I am in love with this princess tee pattern from Vogue! I used Custom Fit V8831 pattern with C cup front. It fit straight from the envelop except for a short back adjustment. I cut 18 for the shoulders and 20 for the waist. Princess seams are a bit fussy for a tee, but the…

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Travel Top #1

I’m in BRAZIL!!! If you remember, way be here, I was planning to sew for my “summer” in Brazil. Here’s my first travel top. I was so busy sewing, I didn’t blog, but now I’m catching my clothes in action. For this top, I cut the shoulders size 18 and graded out to 20 at…

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V8972 aka Princess Dress update

This pattern really requires precision. While princess seams to the shoulder seam make shoulder adjustments easier, it leaves a 4 square on top of the shoulder. If you are short like me, everyone can see if it doesn’t match up. Lots of curved seams with tricky match points like the waist yoke seams (CB back here across the…

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Wear One, Wad One

As part of my back to work wardrobe and Silhouette project, I decided to make another button up shirt, a perrenial tailored favorite. This is Burda Style 07-2010-122  and I used a sheer silk blend, double layered for modesty. Underlining with the same fabric turned out to work for the concealment, but the result was…

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Pattern Review: Vogue Wardrobe 2989

This pattern gets a mixed review. I love the jacket and asymmetrical pleated skirt, but the top turned out to be a wadder. I made the jacket (above with my New Year’s haircut) and skirt wearable muslin combo in a Black poly/spandex/blend knit that I had in my stash. It had the stretch as the pattern required…

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