Want to know a secret? I wasn’t sure that I loved this sweatshirt once I finally finished it. It seemed like a great combination – pattern that I love, fabric that I love – but for some reason the final product was underwhelming. It was incredibly comfortable though, so I found myself reaching for it pretty regularly. The more I wear it, the more I love it. Now, after many (many!) months of wear, I can attest that I do, in fact, love this cozy sweatshirt. Who could’ve known!
By Hand London has done it again. The functional wrap top design, the giant billowy sleeves… It’s another winner of a pattern! I’m not at all surprised – when I first began sewing, I wanted to sew By Hand London patterns exclusively. Their feminine, soft aesthetic appealed to me and I bought up almost all of their patterns right away. To this day, many of my favorite me-made pieces are sewn from BHL patterns! This top was sewn with a beautiful Lady McElroy cotton lawn sent to me by Minerva – enjoy!
After one hundred obstacles along the way, I’m finally sharing the faux fur coat that I sewed at the close of 2019. It is perfect timing – it is finally getting cool enough that I might be able to wear this outside soon! Sewing with faux fur was so intimidating to me, but I am so thrilled to be able to say I MADE THIS COAT!
Have you ever fallen so in love with a fabric or pattern that you just think of it constantly? That was me with this pencil skirt for about a year. I saw this fabric on Minerva back in January 2018, and couldn’t stop thinking about it ever since. Once I finally got my hands on some, I struggled!!