Disclaimer: while I received this pattern for free, opinions are my own. This review is intended as a documentation of my sewing and as a helpful tool for my audience, nothing more. You all know I'm a lover of classic style and pleated pants. So when Delphine of Just Patterns asked...well...months ago to sew a… Continue reading #PatternTorture: my take on the Tatjana Trousers
One of the most challenging aspects of shirt making, in my opinion, is determining which collar shape best suits one's face. I'm not in the business of telling you what you have to do or not, just to show what I believe harmonizes a face...but these are by no means rules! Take it as a… Continue reading The collar: a frame, but for your face!
If you have been following me on Instagram in the last couple of years you may remember that in 2020 I vowed to develop the perfectly fitting shirt block. This turned out to be quite an endeavour since I'm by no means an expert pattern cutter, nor did I receive any formal training. I did… Continue reading Shirtmaking adventures
This is part II of a series on Classic Tailoring. Click here for Part I. Last time we discussed the rationale and some resources. Now, you may ask, what makes a suit a suit? Today's post aims to answer exactly this question. Semantically, a suit is a combination of two or more pieces made in… Continue reading #TailoringForThem – Part II: The Anatomy of the Suit Jacket
This is Part I of a series on Classic Tailoring. For Part II, click here. Anybody who knows me or at least follows me on social media is aware I've a passion for classic tailoring which borders on obsession. I'm also non-binary, and while this part of my identity should not matter, it did have… Continue reading #TailoringForThem – Part I: Rationale and Resources
Most people who learned to sew as autodidacts on the internet are familiar with Seamwork, with their easy-to-follow patterns, monthly magazine, and wealth of resources. What you may not know is that twice a year Seamwork guides you through a three-week course called Design Your Wardrobe (DYW). This is aimed to help you craft a… Continue reading Design Your Wardrobe – FW 2020
This was indeed a strange Me Made May, in an even stranger year, and while I did make a very rewarding self-discovery journey, I can't help feeling anxiety, pain, and a complete loss of faith in humanity. I've ranted plenty IRL and on Instagram for a day, so I'll keep this strictly sewing-related. As I… Continue reading Me Made May 2020 Recap
A couple of months ago I was browsing my IG feed and came across the latest collection of Ready to Sew patterns. Ready to Sew is a French pattern company with many quirky and stylish designs. After days (weeks? months?) of working from home, I was pretty convinced I needed some nice room wear to… Continue reading Inside clothes who?