5 GENIUS Tips for sewing with Chiffon Fabric

Usually we prefer to sew with fabric that is easier to work with than chiffon.  But sometimes a special chiffon comes along and we can’t resist!  At times like this we use these tips we’re sharing today. 1. Tip for sewing with chiffon – buy good quality Even though you might find a really “goodContinue reading “5 GENIUS Tips for sewing with Chiffon Fabric”

Sandbridge Maxi Skirt in brown twill

The Sandbridge Skirt is one of our favorite skirt patterns.  It enables us to sew many of the skirts we wear on a daily basis.  We wear both the Sandbridge Skirt in it’s original design, and we’ve hacked it into a Sandbridge maxi skirt several times.  Which brings us to today’s post. You can seeContinue reading “Sandbridge Maxi Skirt in brown twill”

Phoenix Blouse with Lucerne Sleeves

Our love of the Phoenix Blouse is well documented, so it should be no surprise that we sewed up another Phoenix Blouse, right?  This one is especially delightful in all those little details.  Oh, and this outfit is from one of our Make 9 Goals for 2020! Top Pattern: Phoenix Blouse by Hey June PatternsContinue reading “Phoenix Blouse with Lucerne Sleeves”

Grunge Floral Phoenix Blouse

To go with her new rayon challis maxi circle skirt, Aria needed a new blouse. Enter the grunge floral Phoenix Blouse. The Phoenix Blouse pattern is a boho style top and a definite favorite, as you might have guessed! (Remember how we designated last summer as the Summer of the Phoenix Blouse?) No regrets andContinue reading “Grunge Floral Phoenix Blouse”

Mustard Phoenix Blouse and Navy Pinstripe Skirt

I envisioned this outfit for the first time over 20 years ago! The details escape me now, but somewhere there was a navy pinstripe skirt and I fell in love. However, taking into consideration my 6′ height, the look I wanted was not achievable so the idea of a navy pinstripe skirt was filed awayContinue reading “Mustard Phoenix Blouse and Navy Pinstripe Skirt”

DIY Pleated Yoke Shirt Tutorial

Well this is embarrassing.  Apparently I never shared my final Hey June June garment I sewed!  But it’s really too good to just let go, so let’s all pretend like it’s not 3 months overdue. The final garment I sewed for Hey June June is the Phoenix Blouse.  The yoke on this Blouse is aContinue reading “DIY Pleated Yoke Shirt Tutorial”

Rayon Challis vs Viscose Poplin

Today I’m exploring the difference between rayon and viscose, and between challis and poplin.  In all the pictures, the rayon challis fabric is on the left and the viscose poplin fabric is on the right. So what exactly is the difference between rayon challis and viscose poplin?  That was a question in my mind, forContinue reading “Rayon Challis vs Viscose Poplin”

Phoenix Blouse with 3 changes

In my last post I mentioned that one reason I didn’t mind sewing a Phoenix Blouse for Aria was that I was sewing 2 at a time.  And of course the other one was for me!  Ever since I sewed up my wearable muslin Phoenix Blouse, I’ve been wanting more. Having sewed a muslin, IContinue reading “Phoenix Blouse with 3 changes”

The Summer of the Phoenix Blouse {part 2}

A while back, I promised this was going to be the summer of the Phoenix Blouse.  So it’s about time for another post about the Phoenix Blouse, don’t you think?  Don’t worry, I’ll make up for it with 2 posts about it this week, okay? When Aria saw the Phoenix Blouse I sewed for myself,Continue reading “The Summer of the Phoenix Blouse {part 2}”

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