Rayon Challis Amalifi Dress with no waist seam

The Amalfi Dress from Hey June Patterns doesn’t seem to get sewn as often as some of the other Hey June Patterns. People think the silhouette isn’t for them, so hopefully after seeing this version of the Amalfi, you’ll give it another look.

{Another} Jalie City Coat 2680 {or two…}

Do you remember the Jalie City Coat we sewed in olive green stretch twill?  Well, that coat has seen constant wear by me and Allegra and Aria.  So it was time to make one {or two} more. The only change we made from the last version was to remove 1/2″ width from the shoulders.  IContinue reading “{Another} Jalie City Coat 2680 {or two…}”

Giving the Sheridan Sweater a Second Chance

Want to hear my confession?  I sewed up 2 Sheridan Sweaters at the beginning of last year.  Aria’s was made from black sweater knit and mine was made from french terry.  She wore hers so much that it’s completely threadbare, and she’d requested another one.  I’d worn mine once.  Since our sizes and styles aren’tContinue reading “Giving the Sheridan Sweater a Second Chance”

Lyric Dress Review

When the most gorgeous fabric meets the perfect pattern, you can almost hear the heralds singing, right?  We got a chance to work with some Portuguese Pinstripe Stretch Suiting Grey Dress Fabric from Minerva.  This fabric has with just a tiny bit of stretch, which makes the finished dress absolutely delightful to wear…so I’m told.Continue reading “Lyric Dress Review”

Elodie Wrap Dress Review

Allegra has become a recent fan of wrap dresses.  She loves the way they look and feel, and she has a wonderful figure to carry off this kind of silhouette! After looking over quite a few wrap dress patterns that I sent her, she chose the Elodie Wrap Dress pattern from Closet Core Patterns.  TheContinue reading “Elodie Wrap Dress Review”

Charleston Dress

Recently I sewed a form fitting dress for Allegra, and shared some tips about sewing for other on the So Sew English blog.  Sewing for others is something I’m quite familiar with as you know if you’ve perused this blog for any time at all!  Side note: my favorite sewing is for myself…don’t tell myContinue reading “Charleston Dress”

Summer Weight Wool Maxi Skirt

Have you ever sewn with summer weight wool?  This skirt was our 1st time sewing with it, and our review.  We used the Fumeterre Skirt pattern from Deer and Doe to sew with our summer weight wool. Summer weight wool is much lighter than regular wool.  It seems like it might have a slightly looserContinue reading “Summer Weight Wool Maxi Skirt”

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