#SolidarityChic, plus #SewcialDistancing

Dear Readers, here is the Prime Minister of Canada during a recent physically distanced question period: Please take note, if you will, of our fearless leader’s very noticeable lack of a recent haircut. You’ve already noticed the lack of recent haircut. Maybe you read an article on his lack of recent haircut. Maybe you sawContinue reading “#SolidarityChic, plus #SewcialDistancing”

Burda 10/2018 Pants #114: Every work wardrobe needs a pair of bright pink pants

Holy cow, a sewing post! I have been sewing–slowly–but not many new patterns, and I’m not someone who likes to review patterns I’ve already reviewed unless I did something substantially different. And there’s not a whole lot of gaps in my wardrobe to fill right now, so not much need to sew. One thing IContinue reading “Burda 10/2018 Pants #114: Every work wardrobe needs a pair of bright pink pants”

MeMadeMay 2019 Recap, Holy Cow

I did it. Thirty-one days of me-mades, no repeat outfits. The hardest part was that Frances had uptillion doctor’s visits (more on that in another post), and on those days I worked from home, and I just don’t have as many homemade casual clothes as I do clothes for work. But I still did it!Continue reading “MeMadeMay 2019 Recap, Holy Cow”

Banana Pants: Burda 4/16 Pants #106C

If only I’d sewn these up in July! I could have used them for the Smarty Pants challenge at Monthly Stitch. Alas, these were finished in June. They are pretty Bananas. I’m not sure about Smart. And I’m posting them in November. Oy. These are purple rayon palazzo pants. They’re totally ridiculous. I can’t justifyContinue reading “Banana Pants: Burda 4/16 Pants #106C”

Pink Avalanche #6: A Ponte Blazer (Burda 6587)

I’d initially bought this ponte to try out a boxy, unstructured jacket pattern. But I kept running into the fact that I hate boxy, unstructured jackets, so it languished in my stash. Part of it became one of many tries at pink pants, and what was left was just enough to make up this BurdaContinue reading “Pink Avalanche #6: A Ponte Blazer (Burda 6587)”

Pink Avalanche #7: Stay Put, Dammit (Burda 2/18 Top #107A)

(I did tell you this was an avalanche) This shirt pattern had so much to recommend it: the cool twist, the interesting sleeve construction, the simplicity. But in the end I can’t see wearing it much. The fabric is a lightweight rayon/spandex jersey that is super soft and drapes beautifully. I can’t comment on Burda’sContinue reading “Pink Avalanche #7: Stay Put, Dammit (Burda 2/18 Top #107A)”

“Winter” Skirt: Burda 1/18 Skirt #121

I’m not sure what about this pattern makes it particularly winter-ish, but so Burda has named it, and I won’t quibble. Regardless, in linen, the Winter Skirt is very summer-appropriate. Thanks to Dressmaking Debacles for her recent inspiration. Her version was so lovely, and seemed destined to be made up in this fabric. (It mightContinue reading ““Winter” Skirt: Burda 1/18 Skirt #121″

A Murphy’s Law Project (Burda 3/16 Skirt 101 Take 2)

You know how sometimes you have a sewing project in which every mistake that you can make, you do? Dear Readers, this poor skirt. I tortured this fabric to within an inch of its selvedge. That it exists now as a skirt is testament mostly to my stubbornness. I bought this (mariner cloth? This isContinue reading “A Murphy’s Law Project (Burda 3/16 Skirt 101 Take 2)”