i had it in my head that i wanted to make this exact dress, and it was driving me bonkers that i couldn’t find the time to get it done earlier in the summer! but finally, with a labor day vacation to central oregon looming, i got it made.
the pattern is jamie christina’s mission maxi view A, a dress i’ve seen lots of gals make (my all-time favorite is Kelli’s tie dye version). i bought the paper pattern at Bolt, which was a good decision (vs PDF) because the two pattern pieces were so big, i had to move to my living room floor just to trace my size!
The changing of the more “extreme” seasons to the more “transitional” ones always causes me to want to refresh. And after a nice and toasty summer around here, I’m excited for it to be cardigan and jeans weather again. So, for my latest project as a Britex Blogger, I chose this great heathered gray and navy stripe cotton knit to make a lightweight cardigan to ease me into fall.
The pattern I used is the Julia Cardigan by Mouse House Creations. The collar of the Julia Cardigan is what drew me to it – it’s a flattering shawl style, which I thought would look great with the striped, drapey knit that I chose. It’s one of those designs that seems to look good on everyone! Continue reading
FINALLY! a lovely double gauze garment just for me!
i’ve bought double gauze fabric a few times, and i’ve always ended up using it for those pesky kids. haha. i actually intended on making something for E with this too, but it was just perfect for my next self-sewing project….even though i had only 1.5 yards of it, about half a yard less than the pattern calls for. there was a lot of planning before i cut.
can’t stop. won’t stop!
the comfy summerwear separates just keep happening! i had the idea to make this shirt and post it along with my last one, but ran out of sewing time.
aaaand i’m back with more self sewing! pattern testing this time, for my friend Kelli of True Bias. I’m a big fan of Kelli’s – i was fortunate to have her as a guest for vintage may this year, and my intro for her links to my many favorite past Kelli projects. she has a comfortable yet fashionable style that i enjoy very much, so when she asked if i’d test her hudson pant pattern, i was totally in.
the hudson pant is a stylish lounge pant, which you can make ankle or calf length. it being summer, i made the calf-length, though for some reason i made them in a somewhat heavy sweatshirt knit (?). haha they’re multi seasonal, right? Continue reading