When I first saw the Roscoe Blouse, I didn’t think I needed it in my wardrobe. It was super cute, but quite honestly when I first started sewing all I wanted to do was make pretty party dresses! The Roscoe got forgotten until recently, when I realized that it holds quite a few similarities to the most well-loved (and overused) top in my wardrobe. I finally purchased the pattern recently, and I am SO glad that I did. (PS – the pattern was just recently re-released in a more inclusive size range! If you don’t have it yet, read on and see why I think you should definitely grab it! I’ve linked the pattern at the bottom!)
Another Recap – and another super late post! I’m excited to look back over my September / October makes today, halfway through December. I think next year, I’ll be switching to quarterly instead of bi-monthly recaps, because I just can’t seem to keep up!! Over the two months I’m recapping today, I made 12 new garments – my three favorites were the matching outfits I made for our family for our tiny girl’s first birthday! I did more “selfless” sewing over this period than usual, and also did a little scrap busting by sewing up a headband out of some leftover leggings fabric. I didn’t include any photos here, but that has probably been my most worn item from this period!
Can you believe that I MADE this gorgeous sequined dress? The full details of this make are over on the Minerva Blog today, but I wanted to take a quick moment here on my own blog to talk about sewing with sequins! This was something that seemed very daunting to me, and ended up being no. big. thing. So I thought I would walk you through my process. (PS – I do NOT claim to be any sequin sewing expert, and it is entirely plausible that I had beginner’s luck with this one! But I’m sharing my experience nonetheless. And also hoping it wasn’t beginner’s luck, because my second sequin fabric arrived in the mail yesterday!!).
Exactly 4 weeks ago we got to celebrate ONE YEAR of my sweet little girl… And you know that I immediately seized an opportunity for matching family outfits! I’ve written a bit about my husband’s shirt recently, but today I’m showing you guys the full family package.