Tag: Pattern

  • Corkscrew Cambie

      This lovely young lady is my friend Tori. She needed a dress on a tight schedule so she could attend a wedding. Obviously I jumped at the opportunity to revel in creating a confection of satin and chiffon. Actually I said “yes” to the dress-making before I knew exactly what she had in mind…

  • Vintage Simplicity 3295: Blue Gingham Cuteness

    I suspect that the real reason I wasn’t as excited by Guinevere’s Pink Cherry Dress as I probably should have been was this dress right here which I had cut out at the same time. If you think it looks a little old-fashioned, that’s probably because I used vintage Simplicity 3295 which has the copyright…

  • Lady Skater Dress: Pink Polka Dot Version

    Here’s my first version of a pattern that seems to be taking over the internet lately. I’ve already made my second and have plans for at least two more. ¬†   This is the Lady Skater Dress from Kitschy Coo. I added about 10 inches to the bottom of the skirt. Not quite a maxi…

  • Emmaline Dress: Orange Picnic Version

      A few months ago, I went a little gingham-crazy and added several (ok, maybe 6) ¬†gingham pieces to my fabric stash, including this orange colorway. It’s 100% cotton and fairly thick and stiff, but not so much that it feels like home decor fabric. Guinevere refers to gingham as “picnic fabric” (too many cartoons?)…

  • Hello Peek-A-Boo Patterns; Welcome to My Stash

    I’m making some progress on my mystery project (I love that you are trying to guess what it is, but no one has guessed correctly yet). 2 muslins down and I think I’m ready to cut into the real fabric. In the meantime, we have friends having their first baby (a girl) soon. There was…

  • McCall’s 7989: I Heart the 90’s

    Hooray! I managed to sneak in one last vibrantly colored April Stash Bust before the end of the month (being on the West Coast of the United States, it is still April here, for a few hours at least).   The pattern is a slip-dress from a 1995 copyrighted McCall’s (7989) pattern. I couldn’t use…

  • Butterick 5748: Vintage to Modern

    Remember how I had said that my in-laws anniversary party was 50’s-60’s themed? Thus the squirrel skirt for Guinevere that was needed. I couldn’t let such a perfect reason to sew up a vintage-y look pass me by without getting a new dress for myself. Enter Butterick 5748, a re-issue of a 1960 pattern. Looking…