Tutorial: Maxi Dress, Tiered and Shirred

After sewing eight of these dresses last summer, I though I was done and over with shirred dresses with ruffles… Well, apparently not! This year, I had something quite precise in mind: a maxi dress, with a shirred top as usual but also with tiered ruffles. However I pondered for ages about the proportion: how […]

Read More

The Jumpsuit That Never Was

I discovered the V9075 jumpsuit while browsing for ideas for another jumpsuit, the famous Sirocco by Deer&Doe, which I’ve sewn and reviewed twice – here and here. But Sirocco has a major advantage over any other jumpsuit: going to the loo is not an issue! While for V9075, I really wonder how on earth someone […]

Read More

Piping and Buttons – but Sparkly Please!

After my lemon version of M6696, reviewed in details here, I definitely absolutely vitally needed a plainer version. But as you’ve probably guessed, my vision of plain is not exactly common view, I the lady who never ever wear jeans on the school run. So here is M6696 number 2, in a blue chambray but […]

Read More

Compare and Contrast: the Summer Wrap Dress

As I told you in my previous article, I did make a second navy version of the M7081 dress, pretty much immediately after the first coral one. So here it is, in a little compare and contrast exercise with its twin sister! I reviewed this pattern in full details here, so I’m not going to […]

Read More