My Sew Sew Life-One More Summer Dress/McCalls 7562

My Sew Sew Life-One More Summer Dress/McCalls 7562

First of all, happy National Sewing Month to all you creatives out there! I’m closing out my "official" summer sewing with a dress from McCalls 7562 that I made in August for my youngest daughter, Rachelle. She now has it, but for this post, I'm modeling it. She bought the pattern a couple of years [...]

My Sew-Sew Life/The Smith Pinafore by Liz Haywood

My Sew-Sew Life/The Smith Pinafore by Liz Haywood

Lately I’ve been very interested in zero and low waste patterns. One designer that I've been really wanting to make is Liz Haywood. She has come up with some really ingenious ideas over the years and I just made my first one! It is The Smith Pinafore Dress; a low waste pattern. Here in the [...]

My Sew-Sew Life/A Simple Asymmetrical Tunic

My Sew-Sew Life/A Simple Asymmetrical Tunic

Last summer, during a fabric stash rearranging, a Burda pattern fell out of some green and black polka dot rayon. What? I didn't remember I had this pattern! It was Burda 7340, a simple (which means easy to sew) asymmetrical top. This pattern is no longer printed and if, at one time, I was going [...]

Orange & Neutrals for Patty Carroll’s Booky

Orange & Neutrals for Patty Carroll’s Booky

About Style Imitating Art Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey, Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks and me. Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of us selects an inspiration image and we each post the image on our [...]

My Sew-Sew Life-New Floral Spring Dress

My Sew-Sew Life-New Floral Spring Dress

New Dress The Pattern A while back (pre-Covid), I wanted a new dress for a special event at a botanical garden which combined flowers and fashion. Looking though my pattern stash, I settled on Vogue 1348, a design by Tom and Linda Platt. Purchased ages ago in case I would need the perfect dress for [...]

My Sew Sew Life-Vogue 1567; a Paco Peralta Skirt-Making & Styling

My Sew Sew Life-Vogue 1567; a Paco Peralta Skirt-Making & Styling

The minute I saw this pattern four years ago, by the late Paco Peralta, I knew I would have to make this skirt and top. The pattern came out it late 2017. It just took me a few years to get to it! I'm not going to discuss the top because I've already written about [...]