Done and Done: Another ruffle blouse

Best and Worst of 2016  and learned the tragic fate of the beautiful black and yellow floral print ruffle blouse. Determined not to be bested by a pattern, I decided to make it again, with some modifications to accommodate my growing baby bump. I basically added extra girth around the waist and extra length in the…

Easy ways to make simple projects look fancy

Lately, I’ve been sewing much simpler patterns, but taking time in finishing to make my items look really polished. There is nothing quite like the secret joy of knowing your skirt is lined in fun colour or that your pockets are made of a contrasting fabric. I’ve assembled some of my favourite ways to jazz up…

Trying out couture finishes

If you follow me on instagram, you’ll know that I’ve been working on the same jacket for over two months. I actually started it before the pink blazer with fray trim, but had to take several breaks as I ran out of thread (twice) and just needed to step away to knock out a few…