My jaw dropped to the floor when I started comparing the self-drafted trousers pattern for Ryan to actual sewing patterns that I had in my collection. The style and fit of my self-drafted trousers were closest to Thread Theory's Jutland Pants, with a few modifications to leg fit, pockets, etc. Over a year ago, I… Continue reading Self-Drafted Trousers Using Thread Theory Jutland Pants
I struggle with summer outfits. Namely, I haven't been able to find a style that I can wear to work. I only need to be casually dressed for work, but wearing sneakers, shorts, and a t-shirt is a bit too casual. I don't mind dresses, but I need outfits that don't look bad with sneakers.… Continue reading True Bias Emerson Crop Pant in Linen
Like my dad says, there's no home improvement project that doesn't take at least three trips to Home Depot. The last issue with muslin #2 was that the leg around the knee was super twisted. Now let's talk about how I fixed the issue? Bow Legged vs. Knock Kneed Here's where we left off with… Continue reading Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #3
Time to make the dreaded pattern adjustments. From experience, making pattern adjustments really do need to be done one at a time, because the adjustments you make can have a cascading effect on the rest of the fit. Let's get right to it, here are the key fit issues I talked about in my first… Continue reading Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #2
It's no fear jeans month, and I'm 1000% on board! Let's do this. Over the weekend I watched Closet Case Patterns "Sew Your Dream Jeans" online workshop. It was just the boost I needed to kick off the no fear jeans month. In between watching the videos, I traced out my pattern pieces and got… Continue reading Closet Case Patterns Ginger Skinny Jeans Pattern Muslin #1
I've put off sewing a fleece robe for 2 years, almost as long as I have been sewing. Why? First, I was not looking forward to tracing out the pattern. B (or second), I was not looking forward to cutting out long pieces of fabric that wouldn't fit on my sewing table, so I'd have to get on the floor and cut out fabric. Third, I hate sewing with fleece. IV (or D or Fourth), if you are a Doctor Who fan, I hope you got my joke...