Overview Featuring dolman sleeves and a bias-tape neck facing, this simple jacket is very easy to sew. I made it in a cotton voile with beautiful drape, making it the perfect piece for light Texas layers. The tapering bias and flounce mean it should also be a serviceable cover-up to wear while nursing. I made… Continue reading Pattern Review: Simplicity 8172 (Kimono-Style Jacket)
This sweet vintage dress provided the perfect gateway into sewing as my little one grows from a baby into a toddler.
Each participant took home four wraps, with a supply cost under $5 for each set. Considering that commercial beeswax wraps can cost $18 for a set of three, it was well worth the time it took to make them. And when add the quality time we spent together, we gained far more than we spent.
Besides the absolute delight of sewing such wee frocks (because everything is cute in miniature, right?), creating these dresses was a valuable project for several reasons.
A simple a-line dress, with front and back darts, side zip, options for a gathered or pleated skirt, and bateau neckline, Simplicity 8294 is lovely to sew and wear.
spending $16 on Made by Rae's "Wash Dress" was quite a splurge. The risk was worthwhile, however: after making three versions of it, the Washi pattern has become a staple in my wardrobe.
Overview From the picture on the pattern envelope, this dress looks like everything I want in a summery frock: breezy, light, and with good options for sleeves (or lack thereof) and length. I made this version out of a bedsheet I had in my workroom (and apparently channeled my inner cheesy-grinned four-year-old when my husband… Continue reading Pattern Review: Simplicity 8231