New Pattern Acquisitions Part 1

I've obviously not been sewing thanks to being so busy with grad school, but every once in awhile I've picked up a new pattern. Since I don't have any sewing to post, I thought I'd at least share the new patterns with you. First is a one I never thought I'd own because it is… Continue reading New Pattern Acquisitions Part 1

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

Challenges · McCall's Patterns · Me Made May Etc. · MMM 2021 · Sustainable Living · Tops and Blouses

Me Made May ’21 Day 2

The second day of May was really warm, so I went full on summer with my outfit. This top, made from McCall's 6436, is much younger than yesterday's top. The pattern is one of those great ones with cup sizes which they don't seem to be doing much anymore. I made it in 2018, finishing… Continue reading Me Made May ’21 Day 2

Challenges · Me Made May Etc. · MMM 2021 · Simplicity Patterns · Sustainable Living · Tops and Blouses

Me Made May ’21 Day 1

MMM '21, photo by author. For day 1 I pulled out one of my oldest me-mades. In the summer of 2010, I made two versions of Simplicity 2415, and I later made a third version in flannel. It needed some tweaking to not look too balloony or boxy, so I put full length darts in… Continue reading Me Made May ’21 Day 1