The 1940’s are one of my favorite eras for fashion. I love when details in garments reflect current events. When the men were off at war and women were running factories and workplaces, garments for women began to incorporate masculine details into traditionally feminine shapes. The collar and strong shoulder of Sew
Happy July! We’re halfway through the year already! I’m back after taking a little sewing break during June when I visited my friends and family in America. It was nice to step away for a bit, but I’m ready to jump back in! My sewing projects this month include making my friend
Hello, July! It’s been a while, eh? I didn’t have a chance to blog about my Me Made May and my makes before I left for a month in America. I have so much to share and so here’s my catch up blog! I sewed like crazy in May and then not
When I signed up to test the sizing update for the Chalk + Notch Orchid Midi dress, it wasn’t necessarily because I was super drawn to the design itself. I really loved the testing process with the Amelie dress last month and I was excited to give it another go. As I
I decided this year that I wanted to be more involved in the sewing community. Initially I wasn’t sure how I was going to do that, but in April a wonderful opportunity presented itself. I had been casually applying here and there for collaborations and pattern testing, not expecting to hear anything.
Remember my MeMadeMay pledge? I was going to focus on refashioning and finishing and NOT cut a bunch of new projects. Well I’m a week into May and I’ve broken it already. First an opportunity to pattern test popped up. And then not one, but both of my Minerva Makes projects arrived.
April was a really productive sewing month. It was full of new challenges and loads of inspiration. I managed to make two dress and a tee shirt for myself, plus a sweet little dress for Ember. In doing so, I participated in three sewing community challenges, pattern tested for the first time,
I wanted to pay homage to the early iterations of the wrap dress. One of the earliest popular designs was the Hooverette dress of the 1930’s. After searching for ages for a readily available pattern, I finally found the 1930’s Hooverette by Mrs. Depew. It had all the elements of a 1930’s
Me Made May is coming! For last two years I’ve lurked on social media as sewists and makers challenge themselves to prioritize wearing their handmade garments. This year I’m joining in! If you haven’t heard about Me Made May, it’s a community challenge started by Zoe Edwards and you can read all
In taking on a project all about wrap dresses, I would be remiss to overlook the garment’s origins. After a bit of research, I’ve chosen some beautiful patterns that I believe represent the history of the wrap dress, while remaining modern enough for everyday wear. But first, a little history. Housedress to