Thursday, November 29, 2018


The 90s chain link print is back and is considered an iconic print today!  Dorcas, Brand Ambassador for Sew Much Fabric, has linked this print Two Chains Viscose Jersey Knit -Camel with a beautiful faux wrap dress pattern!  Thanks, Dorcas!

Okay, I'm no Aretha Franklin but I am rockin' this Two Chain Viscose Rayon Knit from Sew Much Fabric. I knew this classic print called for a wrap dress but I just didn't want to fiddle with a traditional wrap, then I remembered McCall's 6163 (OOP), a mock wrap that I'd made years ago and loved.

I lined the dress with Tricot, also from Roz, and it really made a nice finish for the front crossover pieces rather than just a foldover as the pattern called for:

I also love the lining at the neckline for a professional finish:

And after fell stitching by hand:

All of these finishes plus no a hassle "wrap" and the cute gathered on cuff sleeves make for an on-trend knit wrap worthy of praise from DVF herself! All fabrics available at Roz at Sew Much Fabric!

Burda Style 12/2018

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Line Drawings

Can't go wrong with a Chanel-like jacket!

Statement Coat!

This dress brings the focus to your face.  
Beautiful for the holidays.

Another look for the holidays with a little edge!  
Designer Pattern
Jumpsuit #119-Navy Blue Ponte Knit

Plus Size
Change the look of this top from dressy to casual 
with your fabric choice.

Love the neckline details paired with classic pants.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Animal Instinct

Prints of the animal variety continue to reign supreme.  Dorcas, Brand Ambassador for Sew Much Fabric, is the cat's meow in her new knit top. The pattern is a quick make and with the print, she has a top with a whole lot of style!  Thanks, Dorcas!

I don't know about you but I was over the year of the sleeve a year ago! To me, nothing is more interesting on a garment than the collar. Burda 6990 has long been a favorite of mine and yet this is the first time I've made View E that has the giant funnel collar. 

Originally, when I received this great knit from Roz at Sew Much Fabric, the Khaki Green Animal Print Rayon Jersey, I had in mind making a dress. However, after living with it a few days it announced that it wanted to be this top. (Yes, my fabric speaks to me!)

The collar of this top is just a big, long funnel. To give it some drape I lined it with Sew Much Fabric's Tricot lining:

To prevent the lining from showing I pulled it up about a half inch prior to attaching it to the neckline. 

I also lined the body of my shirt and love the feel of the Tricot: The lining in the collar really makes a nice drape:

I made the top tunic length and know I'll really enjoy wearing it as the weather cools down.