Hello, friends! I’m back from my blogging hiatus, and sharing this loud but happy top with you today. As a rule, I don’t participate in online sew-alongs and challenges, mainly because I can’t seem to sew fast enough to keep up with other participants; but this time I did. The Tops That Pop sew-along was… Read More Never-Enough-Butterflies Top
We move ahead in replicating the grey (or gray) ready-to-wear silk tunic, mentioned in the last post. I’m lifting, so to speak, the “bones” of a pattern and using that information to make something quite different from original intentions by the pattern company. Same bones, but such a different look! Colette Pattern Company’s Sencha Blouse… Read More Grey Silk Tunic, Part 2.Manipulating the Pattern
Good Morning, dear Readers! This will be a short post because I’m actually in the process of knocking off a ready-to-wear tunic. Two things: High-end is a relative term. The tunic is gorgeous in it’s simplicity, and it’s $70 at COS, a clothing retailer. Not that high end, compared to the number of hours and… Read More Grey Silk Tunic. Part 1
Dear readers, do you recognize this pattern? No? Of course not! It is a modification of an existing pattern, the Colette Pattern Company and their Sencha blouse pattern. (Disclaimer: No affiliation with Colette Patterns) The Sencha blouse has a vintage 1940s vibe to it. Even though I avoid most clothing items which fit at the waist, I… Read More Do You Recognize this Pattern?