pants Tops

I made pants! (Vogue 8717 & the Mandy Boat Tee)

First, the pants: Pants. Been scared to make them.  Can never get the fit just right, especially through the crotch.  Surprise, surprise, Vogue 8717 is easy and fit pretty well right out of the envelope. The pants are from the Very Easy Vogue series and is shown with a cropped jacket (which I made almost […]

Contemporary Skirts Tops Vintage

Retro & Floral with Vogue 2778; Wearability of the Donna Karan Shirt (Vogue 1440)

Every once in a while, I see a fabric I have to have, and snatch it up. Wait, that’s all the time.  But sometimes, I see something and know exactly what I want to make and even make it up fairly soon after it arrives.  This is true of this floral pique cotton I recently […]

Dresses General Sewing Skirts

Little Hip Skirt, version 1, for my niece.

I made the Little Hip Skirt from Favorite Things Patterns, using an ITY knit from Gorgeous Fabrics (sold out).  I made it for her for Christmas, but I only recently received photos of her wearing it (and she was a reluctant model).  But she does love it! The first skirt I made for her was […]