Done and done: the every day tunic

I call this the “every day tunic” because it quite literally is. Since I made this, I have worn it at least three times a week. This is the easiest top to go over leggings and doesn’t look too bad when jazzed up with accessories. It also doesn’t cling to my postpartum belly, which is a bonus.

Done and done: The “Gwen” skirt

This is possibly the longest I’ve ever taken to complete a single garment. It started when I pulled my sister-in-law’s name for our family secret santa. Hot off a pattern alteration course, I decided that I wanted to design the ultimate skirt for Gwen. Several paper drafts, fittings and two muslins later, I finally got…

Mindful sewing: Sewing for others

I’ve committed myself to making my sewing more about the process and less about the product. I’ve decided to start writing occasional posts about the emotional side of sewing. “You made that!?” This statement is usually followed by a slight narrowing of the eyes and a far-off, calculating look. I wonder if she can fix/hem/make… Before I can twirl,…