I had sewn a few earlier versions of this Lou Box Top from SewDIY but have given them away to friends or chopped them up to make smaller versions for other friends. I don’t actually fit into SewDIY’s size chart, but if I rely on some generous positive ease, then there’s enough room for me… Continue reading Cropped Lou Box Top
This dress is a hacked version of the Montrose Top from Cashmerette I loved this fabric the moment I saw it online. Linen, large scale print, gorgeous colours- it basically checked/ticked all the boxes I didn’t know that I had. Since I’m so thrify, I only bought 2 metres, which it turns out was the… Continue reading Montrose Dress in Dreamer Linen
These are my 2nd Ninni Culottes from Named Clothing. For my first pair, I added quite a few extra inches to the sideseams and also to the rise of the pants, but I made these straight from the pattern. I like both pairs, but neither have all the ‘swishy’ volume that the pattern intends, since… Continue reading Named Ninni Culottes
This Adeline Dress is made from lovely marsala linen from The Fabric Store. Nice fabric is generally a little on the expensive side (you get what you pay for), but the Adeline can be made from 2 metres of fabric. That’s pretty rare in plus size sewing. So rare it probably explains why there are… Continue reading Marsala Linen Adeline
It was love at first sight with this scribble rayon fabric from The Fabric Store. I took it home not knowing that it would become an Adeline Dress. Fortunately I had enough fabric remaining that I could also make a Peppermint Magazine Peplum!
These Ninni Culottes from Named Clothing got so much wear this summer while traveling in Europe. I’m such a messy person (dropping food all the time, flopping down on grass without any regard for my pants, etc.) that I was certain that cream coloured pants were not for me!
These Ethel Designer Top from StyleArc (which I purchased as a set) isn’t something that I wear all that often. I made the top well before I’d sewn any high-waisted pants, so it was a touch too short for me to enjoy wearing it with my jeans, and so it got pushed to the back… Continue reading Ethel Designer Top
This Montrose Top from Cashmerette is going to be a Tried-n-True pattern in my wardrobe, I can feel it in my bones! I bought this fabric as a remnant from Nerida Hansen in Australia. It sat in my stash for quite a while because it was a much thinner cotton than I had anticipated, and… Continue reading Floral Montrose top
These Ethel Designer Pant from StyleArc (which I purchased as a set) sat in my ‘almost finished’ sewing box for over a year, after I deemed them not very successful. After some unsuccessful purchases from them (back when they didn’t include finished garment measurements), I try to be quite savvy about picking patterns where it… Continue reading Ethel Designer Pants
Buying this Springfield Top pattern from Cashmerette was something I sat on for ages. It seemed too simple to purchase. Not that I have any skills making my own patterns, but I suppose I just thought I should be able to make do.
This Peplum top is a free plus size sewing patterns for beginners from in Peppermint Magazine in Australia and is drafted by the lovely Emily from In The Folds. I had enough fabric leftover from my Scribble Rayon Adeline to make the peplum with an extra long frill, which makes it long enough to style… Continue reading Scribble Peplum top
This Rose Dress from Schnittchen is the first dress I ever made! I had signed up for night-school sewing classes not far from my house and since I had read the Curvy Sewing Collective for years before I knew it would be tough to find patterns in my size. So, like always, I’d done a… Continue reading Rose Dress from Schnittchen
This was my first StyleArcAdeline, in a lovely black linen with a not-quite-evenly-printed pineapple pattern in white. I was inspired to make this after seeing some gorgeous versions from Meg, and Lara of Thornberry (I also love this amazing version made by Lara for her mum).
This was my 4th Adeline dress from StyleArc, and I’m still not sure that I’m done with this pattern.
I’ve made so.many.versions of Cashmerette‘s Rivermont Dress & Peplum pattern. I got this black ponte from Tessuti in Australia. And was only able to make both a peplum and dress from this black fabric with some serious pattern tetris work.
I’ve made so.many.versions of Cashmerette‘s Rivermont Dress & Peplum pattern. I got this black ponte from Tessuti in Australia. And was able to make both a peplum and dress from this black fabric by playing pattern tetris with the fabric.
This Lacey Dress from StyleArc is lovely, but hard to find online. As you can imagine, typing ‘lacey dress’ gets you an awful lot of lace dresses and the hashtags are all a mess too. If you’re reading this StyleArc, hire me and I’ll fix your hashtags!
I made this linen duster-ish jacket using Elbe Textile‘s free tutorial for making a zero-waste jacket. I love the idea of zero-waste sewing since it saves me from hoarding linen scraps for years and I suppose it’s also good for the environment.
This hack of the Rushcutter dress from In The Folds was inspired by this apron tutorial from The Fabric Store.
This StyleArc Susan Top was an easy sew, and I think I got the pattern for free as a StyleArc monthly giveaway.