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

Folkwear Patterns · Historical Sewing · Stashbust 2019 · Stashbusting · Tops and Blouses · Vintage Pledge 2019

Completed: Folkwear Dirndl Blouse

So my grand plans of having lots of sewing and blogging time in graduate school have obviously not been realized. The most I've had time to do is start an instagram for my professional/school endeavors, which can be found @thesartorialsleuth. So my new goal is that I'm hoping to do a more in depth recap… Continue reading Completed: Folkwear Dirndl Blouse

McCall's Patterns · Modern Sewing · Stashbusting · Stashbusting 2018 · Tops and Blouses

Completed: McCall’s 6436 “Keys Casual” Sleeveless Shirt

This project was completed last June, its final stages completed on a road trip west to Utah... This shirt is what I envision myself wearing if I were on, say, Death in Paradise, The Finder, CSI Miami or Hawaii Five-Oh and living out my fantasy life as a scientist/amateur detective in the tropics. Time Frame:… Continue reading Completed: McCall’s 6436 “Keys Casual” Sleeveless Shirt

1970s · Simplicity Patterns · Tops and Blouses · Vintage Pledge · Vintage Pledge 2019

Completed: Simplicity 7517 (1976)

Like many of my WIPs that I am trying get out of backlog, this project was started 2 years ago, specifically for Vintage Pledge 2017. It feels good to have it done! Pattern: Simplicity 7517 (1976) Fabric: Muslin leftovers, assorted fabric scraps. Notions: Vintage bias binding (thrifted and from stash), thread (from stash), topstitch needle.… Continue reading Completed: Simplicity 7517 (1976)

Challenges · Me Made May Etc. · MMM 2016 · Stashbust 2016 · Stashbusting · Tops and Blouses

Me Made May 2016 Week 3 and Completed: Hey June Lane Raglan Tee

I've halfway met my goal for MMMay16: I made one thing! And I'm still plugging away on my shirtdress, so hopefully that will get done too. Day 16 and 17: On the 16th I buckled down and sewed up the Hey June Lane Raglan. My sewing mojo was very low at this point - two… Continue reading Me Made May 2016 Week 3 and Completed: Hey June Lane Raglan Tee

1940s · Simplicity Patterns · Tops and Blouses

Completed: 1940s Shirt Simplicity 1554

Here it is, my third and final plaid WIP of the summer, done! The first WIP was my gingham 50s bathing suit and the second was James' Negroni. This shirt was from my HSFN 2014 list of 1940s patterns I was aiming to sew up. I'm extremely pleased with it, I think it looks very… Continue reading Completed: 1940s Shirt Simplicity 1554

Challenges · Dresses · Sew Weekly · Simplicity Patterns · Tops and Blouses

Happy Birthday Shirt For Mom and SW Hat Dress

I've done it again! Made Simplicity 2418, that is. This is my fifth time around sewing it, and I've got a sixth on the way for myself, only I lengthened it into a dress. I finished the seams a little differently, just whipstitched, but other than that I constructed it the same as my own.… Continue reading Happy Birthday Shirt For Mom and SW Hat Dress