McQueen-inspired military blouse to complete a wide-legged trouser ensemble.
Simple suits with complications. Let me start from the beginning. This was a project I joined for a sew-along organized by Burda Style Russia on Instagram. I had only 4 weeks to complete it before International Women’s Day (8 March). Since it is practically winter in Ottawa, my love and I decided on a warm […]
In October 2019 I have excepted Burdastyle.ru’s Instagram sew-along challenge. I had to complete any Burda pattern dress in 4 weeks, posting my progress and the final result. Materials My better half was asking for a warm dress and she pulled out emerald wool serge I bought some time ago at Value Village. I had […]
Our good friends Christine and Berney (that Berney who received a me-made bath robe earlier in the year) were planning to leave on a cruise vacation. To celebrate the occasion, we thought of gifting her with a “perfect” morning dressing gown — semi-sheer, sensual, light. And yes, the project had to be mailed in 2 […]
This fall I had to replace my jacket of 18 years. I needed something to stand up to the winds and rain, and be long enough to wear over blazers. My inspiration came from Prada’s 2019 fall menswear, look 31: a nylon jacket (a Prada thing), mid-thigh length, with trendy oversized patch pockets, and lots […]
This project was long time coming. I purchased the fabrics in Fabricville over the years, then in 2018 I did a blog post for Fabricville featuring Claire Shaeffer’s jacket pattern. And then it all came together – the fabrics, the patterns, the mood. First of all, I simplified the pattern and eliminated the pockets. Second, […]
I wanted a dress shirt. I needed a dress shirt. Shirts are expensive. Shirts need to fit well. I took on a challenge. I bit more than I could chew. The draft Honestly, it is not my first shirt . There was one before. It was drafted according to the Rudschau system (M. Mueller). […]
Sometimes projects don’t turn out to be a success. This is one example. In the spring of 2018 my plan was to introduce a new casual dress into Maya’s wardrobe. It did not seem to be a difficult task, because I have already sewn a few successful jersey dresses for her using a Rundschau draft. […]