Sipila Sweater by Caitlin Hunter

Everything about this sweater makes me so happy. This sweater was my first attempt at stranded knitting and I'm still shocked at how easily I was able to pick up the technique. In the end, I held one yarn in my left hand and knitted continental style and I held the second yarn in my… Continue reading Sipila Sweater by Caitlin Hunter

TAL High Cuff Sweater

I needed a simple pattern to get over my jean fitting frustrations. I've been interested in the patterns from The Assembly Line. I really love the silhouettes. They're just my style. I choose the High Cuff sweater for my "easy" project. My only word of caution is that the patterns are very expensive and the… Continue reading TAL High Cuff Sweater

Peppermint Magazine Spring Shorts

I'm not even sure how I should start this post. What seemed like a small idea in my head quickly snowballed into a large project. I dove into this project, thinking I could easily alter the pattern using my pant block, but after one test pair, I realized I needed to step back and start… Continue reading Peppermint Magazine Spring Shorts

Hey June Handmade Union St. Tee

We finally have warm weather, and that means I'm living in my short-sleeve t-shirts. Unfortunately, all of my favorite t-shirts have changed shape and size all of a sudden. Even though I'm super aggressive when I prewash my fabric, the shirts didn't take kindly to drying during one of my business trips this year. I… Continue reading Hey June Handmade Union St. Tee

Papercut Patterns Palisade Shorts

I'm finally getting back to sewing and blogging after a crazy few months. It's now spring and I desperately need some warm weather pieces. I've never sewn a pattern from Papercut Patterns but I've seen a lot of other sewers make the Palisade shorts / pants and I wanted to give it a try. Sizing… Continue reading Papercut Patterns Palisade Shorts

Forward Shoulder Alteration for Willamette Shirt

I only had to make one adjustment to the Willamette shirt from Hey June Handmade, and that was a forward shoulder alteration, an extremely common alteration. I thought it would be helpful to provide a tutorial on how to do that since the Willamette shirt does not have a standard set-in sleeve. SHOULDER WIDTH I… Continue reading Forward Shoulder Alteration for Willamette Shirt

True Bias Women’s Hudson Pant

I've postponed this blog post for months now because I don't know precisely what I want to convey. Drafting a pattern from a duct tape body form isn't exactly easy-peasy, and I've spent months tweaking my self-drafted pattern. I've got no clear cut answer for how I went from a block form to a pattern… Continue reading True Bias Women’s Hudson Pant