Megan Nielsen Dawn Jeans

I NEVER make pants. A jumpsuit is the closest I come, but honestly– I make a sh*tload of dresses just to avoid fitting the crotch curve. ESPECIALLY now, that I’m 7 months postpartum and living in a pandemic and my ass has all but disappeared– how the hell am I supposed to make pants to fit me now (and hopefully the eventual future me that … Continue reading Megan Nielsen Dawn Jeans

Grainline Studio Archer Button-Up

Full disclosure: I’m about 6 months late in posting these. In my defense, I also took forever to actually make this pattern, so it’s pretty much par for the course. But I made it count and sewed up TWO Archers! I wear button-up shirts a lot for work, but they’re also a best friend with shorts in the summer, and especially as a repeat breastfeeding … Continue reading Grainline Studio Archer Button-Up

#Ogdencamihack: A transformed True Bias Roscoe

Being on maternity leave means spending lots of hours with a baby (literally) attached to me, unable to move– which means scrolling IG or bingeing Netflix. I finally jumped on the Schitt’s Creek bandwagon and OMG, Alexis has my dream wardrobe. Or rather, what would be my dream wardrobe, with a few tweaks to make it fit with my own style preferences. This dress is … Continue reading #Ogdencamihack: A transformed True Bias Roscoe

Calvin/Zadie mashup

Pattern True Bias Ogden Calvin wrap dress + Paper Theory Zadie jumpsuit How many times have I used this pattern?: First time mixing these patterns; I had previously made a short-sleeved Zadie jumpsuit so I had a jumping off point for sizing.  Fabric/Fabric Cost Rayon/poplin print- abstract spots- black Where’s it from?: Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics Total yardage:  2.25 yards Fabric cost: $22 Notions/Notions Cost … Continue reading Calvin/Zadie mashup

Suki Robe

Pattern Helen’s Closet Suki Robe, view B How many times have I used this pattern?: First time! Fabric/Fabric Cost Black and white linen “illustrated blocks”; organic yarn-dyed linen in black Where’s it from?: Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics Total yardage: 3.25 total yards Fabric cost: $72.07 Notions/Notions Cost Thread: $3 Sizing and Alterations I cut a size 8/10. Removed the in-seam pockets (I always feel like … Continue reading Suki Robe

Ogden/Carolyn Pajamas #2

Pattern True Bias Ogden Cami + Closet Case Patterns Carolyn pajama pants How many times have I used this pattern?: I’ve made the Ogden about 6 times; the Carolyn pants just once.  Fabric/Fabric Cost Brussels washer linen/rayon yarn dyed in Blue Jay Where’s it from?: Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics Total yardage: 2 yards Fabric cost: $25.09 Notions/Notions Cost Thread, waistband elastic: about $5 Sizing and Alterations … Continue reading Ogden/Carolyn Pajamas #2

Ogden/Carolyn pajamas

Pattern True Bias Ogden Cami + Closet Case Patterns Carolyn pajama shorts How many times have I used this pattern?: I’ve made the Ogden about 6 times; the Carolyn shorts just once.  Fabric/Fabric Cost Rose striped double gauze Where’s it from?: Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics Total yardage: 2 yards Fabric cost: $23.39 Notions/Notions Cost Thread, waistband elastic: about $5 Sizing and Alterations I cut my … Continue reading Ogden/Carolyn pajamas

True Bias Southport

Pattern True Bias Southport dress, view A How many times have I used this pattern?: First time! Fabric/Fabric Cost Viscose/linen noil in Rooibos Where’s it from?:  Blackbird Fabrics Total yardage:  1.5 meters Fabric cost: $19.03 Notions/Notions Cost Copper 1/2″ buttons x 5 (Joann) Sizing and Alterations I graded from a 4 at the bust, to a 6 at the waist, to an 8/10 at the … Continue reading True Bias Southport

Wardrobe planning

I’ve been on an extended overseas trip for almost 3 weeks, visiting family in South America and reaping the benefits of having my mother-in-law watch the baby while I screw around on Instagram and eat ice cream.  All this scrolling has really opened my mind to the world of wardrobe planning, and being more meaningful with my sewing. I’ve had an unspoken goal of buying … Continue reading Wardrobe planning