Monthly Archives: June 2014

By Hand London Anna

The Anna Dress, from By Hand London was one of those patterns that I thought I would make eventually, but hadn’t had the right fabric/pattern inspiration yet.  What comes first for you?  For me, I usually have a bunch of patterns floating around in my head that I am waiting for inspiration to make…I see a certain fabric and bam!  Inspiration strikes.  Or sometimes I see something in RTW on Pinterest or whatever, and I see immediately a pattern that will work, and then go on a mad fabric search.  It can be hard when I have something very specific in mind.  Usually I move on to something else until I can find a good match.  I very rarely start with the fabric first- but that is what happened here.DSC_0014 Continue reading

Wiksten Eucalypt Tank

A while back I ordered some cotton/silk fabric from the Wiksten Spoonflower shop.  I made a Grainline Scout tee (see here).   I’ve worn it a lot and had a bit of the fabric left over, so I thought I would try to eke out a tank for summer.  I had to add a center seam to the back, but I had just enough!DSC_0597I used the Megan Nielsen Eucalypt tank/dress pattern, which has become a staple for me. Continue reading

Julia Cardigan: Two Views

Inspired by the always awesome Lisa G, I decided to try out the Julia Cardigan pattern by Mouse House Creations.  DSC_0257Worn here with my favorite Miz Mozelle Maxi dress 

I made the long sleeve version first, and pretty much wore it every day after it was finished so I made a short sleeve version as well…DSC_0429Worn with my Sewaholic Saltspring dress- I have been wearing this so much since the weather warmed up- I need to make another one!

I love cardigans and have been wearing both of these constantly! Continue reading