New Year's Resolutions · Sewing With A Plan

2021 Review/2022 Plans

I did so little sewing in 2021, and what with being in my last semester of grad school and having no sewing time, so I decided to put this all in one post. 2021 Sewing in Review I made...3 whole projects, not counting many, many more face masks. One of the projects wasn't even a… Continue reading 2021 Review/2022 Plans


New Pattern Acquisitions Part 2

Part 1 Here Advance 7011 (1955) is another rare one that often gets up there in price when it does appear. I assume it has to do with the fact that it is both associated with Gloria Swanson and it is a rather lovely design. Most sellers and buyers don't really seem to understand what… Continue reading New Pattern Acquisitions Part 2

Fabric · McCall's Patterns · Modern Sewing · Silk Charmeuse · Undergarments

Completed: Bias Slip

Photo by author. Time Frame: May 2020-May 2021Pattern: McCall's 6696 as a base, modified using measurements from my old slip, and drafting advice from a book.Fabric: Lightweight silk charmeuse from Fashion Fabrics Club. -- yards for $-- (I'll add when I find the receipt!)Notions: Thread (several different beige colors) from stash to use up odds… Continue reading Completed: Bias Slip

1960s · Dresses · Sew Weekly · Simplicity Patterns

Completed: Simplicity 5889 Dress (1965)

Photo by author. I can't believe this dress was 8 years in the making. I have some old WIPs, but except for my 10+ year old half-made cape, this might take the cake. I originally started it for a Sew Weekly challenge where the theme was "Mad Men." I was going for a Betty look… Continue reading Completed: Simplicity 5889 Dress (1965)

Challenges · Me Made May Etc. · MMM 2021

Me Made May: To All The Tops I’ve Worn Before

Tops might be what I've made the most of over the years. Dresses require essentially twice as much work, and pants have always intimidated me. Skirts, while easier to fit, are not something I wear much, so they definitely don't "top" my count of tops. Hyuck, hyuck, hyuck. MMM '11 Tops Round-Up In 2010, the… Continue reading Me Made May: To All The Tops I’ve Worn Before

Challenges · Hey June · Me Made May Etc. · MMM 2021 · Tops and Blouses

Me Made May ’21 Days 4-5

I have no photo for days 4 and 5 because this tee I've been wearing has been relegated to undershirt status. The white fabric pilled, and it has started to get holes. It was made in 2016 from the Hey June Handmade Lane Raglan Tee pattern (which has cup sizes!) and has been worn a… Continue reading Me Made May ’21 Days 4-5