Pattern Hacks · Sewing

Lotta Jansdotter’s Pilvi Coat Adjustments

I have been humming and hawing about which pattern to use for my spring coat, or whether to draft my own. Right now, I’m enjoying exploring all the indie pattern companies, so I decided to try that path first. I have a few in mind but I thought I would start with trying a muslin of the… Continue reading Lotta Jansdotter’s Pilvi Coat Adjustments


Alice Top: Unflattering Conclusions

Today I’m posting revealing photos of my Tessuti Alice tops; not just on my mannequin, but on me! I’ll preface this post by saying, although I like them as tops,  I think they are unflattering on me. Let’s see why… Selfie Photo Confidence I’ve been working hard to build my selfie photo confidence. I know this is a problem I… Continue reading Alice Top: Unflattering Conclusions

Mood board · Sewing

Colour Blocks In Dress: Piecing to Flatter

I love the look of clothes with mixed fabric colour-blocks. Yet, there are surprisingly few items like this in my wardrobe. Layering clothing is a versatile way to play with combining fabrics, but mixing fabrics, within the same garment, creates endless possibilities for unusual shapes and proportions of colour and pattern. The three inspiring examples above,… Continue reading Colour Blocks In Dress: Piecing to Flatter

fabric · Sewing

Alice Top With Nano Iro and Embroidery

I’m working on my embroidered Alice top with the V-neck adaptation. I’ve used three different fabrics: a Nano Iro  double-gauze 80cm remnant, washed linen and a printed lawn. They’re all playing nicely together. There is a very faint glimmer of metallic overprinting in the Nano Iro gauze and I wanted to pick up on that with… Continue reading Alice Top With Nano Iro and Embroidery