Black knit lounge pants (not quite yoga)

After sewing another Coco, I moved over to some personal sewing projects drafted from ready to wear. I have several patterns in my pattern stash from this technique. (It's hard for me to pick a favorite Craftsy class, but Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear is so great because of the versatility of the skills learned.) There's a lounge pant… Continue reading Black knit lounge pants (not quite yoga)

Pique Coco top with funnel neck and cuffs

funnel neck detail on Coco top

Between Christmas and New Year's, I took some time off of my Oxford Dogma making to indulge in some personal sewing. On my list were: a Coco top lounge pants long sleeve boatneck tee long sleeve scoop neck tee chambray button down shirt First, my new Coco Many months ago I bought some dark blue… Continue reading Pique Coco top with funnel neck and cuffs

Piecy serger cover

Awhile back I accidentally ripped the plastic slip cover for my serger in half, and have been meaning to sew a new one. I just took my sewing machine in the shop for a tune-up, leaving me pining away for its return. I filled the void by finally making my poor coverless serger a new… Continue reading Piecy serger cover

Wardrobe Architect Project: Cap Sleeve Blouse

Simplicity 1202 woven cap sleeve blouse detail

The final garment to sew for my Summer 2015 wardrobe project was going to be the Simplicity 1693 blouse in a blue-and-white striped fabric. But I took a detour after: reading that the sleeve on that top was rather voluminous re-watching the One Pattern, Many Looks: Blouses class and feeling inspired to draft my own custom design drafting my own  blouse… Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Project: Cap Sleeve Blouse

Wardrobe Architect Project: Linen Drawstring Shorts

Linen drawstring shorts copied from ready to wear

My Summer 2015 wardrobe project originally include a chambray gathered skirt. But my test muslin was far from flattering, so I called an audible and switched it to a pair of linen shorts. PATTERN I drafted my own pattern from a pair of knit drawstring shorts using the skills I learned in Steffani Lincecum's fantastic Craftsy class… Continue reading Wardrobe Architect Project: Linen Drawstring Shorts