Camille

Quick, let me tell you about my latest swimsuit before it gets too cold! To tell you the truth I had no intention of sewing a swimsuit this year: apart from my vacation in Mexico last October, the times I have set foot in a swimming pool in the last two years can be counted on one hand. Since I’ve already sewn a couple swimsuits, plus the two or three RTW in very good condition in my closet, no, I clearly didn’t need a new swimsuit. What I didn’t take into account was the Blackbird Fabrics newsletter, aka pure temptation…

Camille

Today let’s talk about one of my favorite garments for mid-season: my denim jacket! I sewed it last year but it had been years since I wanted to sew one, I even had the fabric and pattern in my stash but it took me so long to take the leap… well I’m very happy I finally did because now I wear it all the time!

Camille

I say last summer, but actually these pants were THE pants maybe two years ago… or was it three? I’m talking of course about the Persephone pants by Anna Allen. Personally, I bought into the trend a bit late, in March of last year. I had completely fallen for the style and originality of the model, but the prospect of having to make adjustments on a pants pattern with no side seams really made me drag my feet. That was the big question: without side seams, how do you go about grading between sizes when you have a large hip/waist…

Camille

It’s been a while since I posted here, for lack of time but especially motivation. However, I have sewn a lot since last November, and I’m a little disappointed not to have this archive of my projects. So I’m taking advantage of the release of the Dressed e-book (which took us so much energy – I’m can’t even tell you how relieved I am that it is finally out!) to do a recap of the projects of this book that I sewn for myself. Be warned, it will be a long read!