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 […]

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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 […]

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Closet Case Cielo Top

This Closet Case pattern is the bomb. It’s so simple and easy to wear. With a little extra length it can be work appropriate; in a sheer fabric it can go to the bar. I could probably wear this in early pregnancy and definitely breastfeeding friendly. What can’t this top do? LOOOOOOOOOVE. Pattern: Closet Case […]

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Yeah, no intro needed for this one. Pattern: New Look 6510, View B Fabric: Black Brussels Washer linen/rayon (1.5 yards, Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics) Sizing & Alterations: I graded from a size 8 at the bust, 10 through the hip and size 12 length. The front of the dress was cut as 2 pieces (rather than on the […]

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Another Kalle shirt!

How many of these have I made at this point? Doesn’t even matter, I love throwing these shirts on with jeans or shorts. I really should invest in making one up in a quality, drapey fabric that can transition to work. This really is one of the most perfect top patterns. Pattern: Closet Case Patterns Kalle […]

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True Bias Ogden camis, x2

I resisted as long as I could, but I finally broke down and bought the ubiquitous Ogden cami. And thank God I did! This top is so popular for good reason– I LOVE basic patterns that can be endlessly customized by varying fabric choice, length, straps, adding peplums or inserting a full lining to make […]

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True Bias Roscoe Blouse

I learned a lot from my first go-round with the Roscoe dress– namely, there’s a little too much ease for my personal style. So for this follow up, which was inspired by a Sézane dress, I heavily modified the pattern to reduce the ease. This has easily become one of my most worn me-mades. Pattern: True […]

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New Look 6510- Take 2

If you don’t already own this pattern, freakin buy it already! It’s just the best. It is fast and easy to sew, endlessly variable and just the perfect summer dress. This is my second of three versions and I’m sure 4 and 5 are in the pipeline. Pattern: New Look 6510, view C Fabric: Handwoven jacquard, Red […]

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A pair of Grainline Hadley tops

This is my second Grainline Studio pattern- the first, the Portside Travel Set, is freaking awesome and I’ve already sewn at least 4 sets of duffel bags, dopp kits, and pouches. My first apparel projects from this pattern company didn’t disappoint, either; I really love this Hadley pattern as it is simple but includes thoughtful […]

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