Capes and Cardigans Sew Along – January 2018

I’ve made quite a few dresses using the basic v-neck bodice from “Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book” by Gretchen Hirsch. More recently I’ve been tweaking the pattern to correct a slight high-low thing that was happening … i.e. the waist line was sitting slightly higher at the front, causing the skirt to have a small but … [Read more…]

New Sews for the New Year – Charm Patterns Rita Blouse

Hi! I’ve been having a short break from blogging over the holidays. I have quite a bit of new stuff coming up, the first is today, a new pattern by a new pattern company… Charm Patterns Launched last year, Charm Patterns is the newest venture by Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch. My regular readers will be well … [Read more…]

Yellow Butterfly Ballerina – Part Two

In my previous post I shared a ballerina dress that I recently made for Veronica. A yellow ballerina dress, to be precise. Well, that wasn’t quite the whole story – you see, something is missing from the back… Buttefly wings! Because this is actually a yellow, butterfly-ballerina dress. I was greatly inspired by Toya’s PRaP … [Read more…]