Today I am thrilled to be interviewing Molly Hamilton, the amazingly talented and inspiring woman behind the iconic Folkwear sewing pattern company! Folkwear has been on the scene creating gorgeous patterns based on historical and vintage garments from around the world since the 1970's, and they were actually the first vintage inspired sewing patterns I … Continue reading Interview with Molly of Folkwear!
On Saturday I got to spend the day with one of my younger sisters and have some much needed girl time and giggles after a long, stressful week. It was so wonderful to spend time with her and I had so much fun, even in the blazing heat! We went to one of our favourite … Continue reading Second Hand Books and Fabric Store Finds!
This is just a super quick post/mini review to say that Lauren from Wearing History has just started a podcast and the first episode is up right now! I'm so excited about this podcast - I'm listening to the first episode right now and I love it! Seriously, listening to the Wearing History podcast feels … Continue reading Wearing History Podcast!
What a beautiful day! After the week long absolutely horrible heat wave that made it hard to think, let alone write, we finally have some relief - at least in my city, hopefully in yours too - and it is glorious! But I'm not here to talk about the weather - I wanted to quickly … Continue reading A Project in the Making…
I hate dentists, not even gonna lie, I straight up hate them - I'm sure most people can relate. I've had some nightmarish times in the dentist's chair in my day and going usually gives me panic attacks. Luckily in the last two years I've found a really sweet one whose entire practice is pretty … Continue reading Drama at the Dentist and Vintage Thrift Store Finds
I finally got around to making Simplicity 8340, one of the very first sewing patterns I ever bought. I made version 2, but without the tie/scarf option. The pattern was easy - minus the oddly shaped darts in the front that really threw me off at first. Here you can kind of see these long … Continue reading Simplicity 8340, A Swinging 60’s Dress Review
After making a bunch of little doll dresses for my favourite niece awhile back using McCall's 2097, I decided I needed to make her a doll to go with them. I had made her a few dolls before that the dresses would fit, but since she lives out of town and I would be giving … Continue reading McCall’s 2097, Betsy McCall Doll Review
Between losing my mom several years ago and experiencing the grief of pregnancy loss, Mother's Day is definitely not my favourite day of the year, and the constant bombardment of reminders leading up to it always gets me down - but this Mother's Day weekend I found two awesome sewing related things that take a … Continue reading Sewing Related Awesomeness This Mother’s Day Weekend!
I know, I know, I keep mentioning that I sewed my first dress and promising to write a post about it, but before I do that, I just have to post about the second dress I've made because I love it so much! My husband and I are going to Comiccon this weekend and my … Continue reading Sewcialite Studio Valerie Dress Review!
Recently I was in need of an easy, straight forward sewing project that would be quick and fun and wouldn't require a heck of a lot of over-thinking, so I decided to make myself a gathered skirt. I've made many of these since I started sewing and can damned near sew them up in my … Continue reading Just Me and My Big Ol’ Exploding Tardis Skirt