Done and Done: The Mustard Dress

Sometimes, sewing is a labour of love that’s more about the process than it is about the finished product. This is exactly what this dress is about.

I have worn this dress exactly one time and it was the first and last time that dress will come out of my closet. As a garment on the hanger, this dress gets a 11/10, but as a piece of clothing I actually want to wear, it gets maybe a 3. And that’s being generous.

Done and Done: The Sunburst Linden

It’s no secret that I love the Linden Sweatshirt by Grainline Studios.  I am especially in love with my fourth Linden because of this gorgeous sunburst jersey my husband gave me as a second anniversary gift. Year 2 is cotton and the clever man I married went to my favourite local shop and got me three gorgeous lengths of shirting and jersey. 

Sew long, summer: A back-to-school transition capsule

End-of-summer sewing is always a very emotional thing for me. As a teacher, I am using my last weeks of summer vacation to finish up projects I didn’t get done over the break and mentally prepare myself for another school year. I also try to sew my “first day” outfit as it’s a good icebreaker…