Sunday, September 28, 2014

Week in photos

photos from my instagram
                                      Top to bottom,left to right:
                                      1.Gaming night
                                      2.Fall sewing plans
                                      3.Started knitting my first sweater
                                      4.The sun after the rain
                                      5.Fall is here
                                      6.Pattern testing the Senna dress

How was your week?

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fall sewing plans

It's all about fall sewing plans around here lately! I'm already in the process of planning and sewing my fall wardrobe. The things that I'm sewing are not necessarily fall garments, but garments I believe will get a lot of wear all year around. With the new serger in my hands, I'm all about proper sewing and I take the needed time to finish my garments properly and check that everything looks polished and professional. 

As the season changes, I'm thinking a lot about my wardrobe, style and choices. I didn't had a chance to follow The Wardrobe Architect by Coletterie last spring, but I'm reading all about it now. I'll share my results and progress with you, as well as my sewing adventures.

How about you? Any sewing plans for this fall? Does the change of season, makes you evaluate things as well? 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pattern testing: Senna dress

Hello everyone! It's been a while I shared a make here, although I'm sewing quite a lot these past few weeks. This is because I'm not photographing as much as I'm sewing, but hopefully this will change!

I'm here to share a great dress with you. This is the Senna dress by Lindsay Woodward patterns. When Lindsay was in the hunt for pattern testers for her new pattern I immediately took the opportunity. I had already seen previews of the pattern in Lindsay's blog and I really liked it! The thing I love about this pattern is that it's really versatile. It is a dress, a crop top and a skirt pattern all in one, leading to endless possibilities. The pattern features a loose kimono-sleeve bodice with blouson waistline and a ruched pencil skirt. The neckline comes with scoop and crew neck options.

I opted for a classic look, a little black dress, that's more suitable for everyday. I used a soft medium weight jersey, I cut a size 8 with no alterations and went for the scoop neck dress variation. Lindsay's done a wonderful job making this pattern. The fit is great and the instructions really clear. I had some problems with the ruching, because in the pattern testers copy, Lindsay suggested using elastic thread which didn't really made much difference. Don't worry though, the final copy suggests using a 1/4"(6mm) elastic for the ruching, which solves the problem. 

I love the fit of the dress and how comfortable it is for everyday wear. I really enjoyed making this and I'm definitely planning to sew many more variations!

*Disclaimer about all the pattern testing talk that's going around: I received this pattern for free to test, but all opinions are my own. I sent feedback on the draft to Lindsay, which was incorporated into the final pattern. I was not paid to test this pattern, and was given a free copy of the final pattern as compensation.*

Monday, September 22, 2014

Week in photos

                                      Top to bottom,left to right:
                                      1.Sunday morning breakfast
                                      2.When this arrives, it means it's fall
                                      3.Fresh flowers from farmers market
                                      4.Missing this cutie
                                      5.Pancakes for breakfast
                                      6.Sunny morning

Week in photos is back! So, how was your week?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Newest addition

I can't describe how happy I am! Finally I have a serger! This serger was actually a gift from my grandparents almost a year before, but it never worked correctly. So I finally decided to have it properly fixed. Now I'm obsessed! 

If anyone is interested, this is the Singer Ultralock 14SH654, a 3 . 4 ovelock machine with differential feed. I can't wait to sew more things with it!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Blog anniversary!!

Hello everybody! I can't believe today my blog becomes 2 years! I remember like it was yesterday the day I decided to make this blog. It's been a wonderful experience until now! The sewing community is an amazing community to be a part of and I'm so happy I took the decision to open my own blog.  

Here's to many more sewing years!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Inspiration: Simple tee

There is just something in the simplicity of a plain tee that makes an outfit seem so chic. I think the trick is in the fabric. It has to be the softest, drapey jersey for it to be the perfect tee. Paired with skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, maxi skirts, midi skirts, mini skirt, you name it! A must-have basic in my opinion.

I'm currently in the process of planning my fall wardrobe and plain tees are definitely in my plans. For patterns, I'm thinking Briar, Plantain and maybe SJ Tee
What do you think of the plain tee? Do you have any pattern recommendation?