COCOON: a winter toasty baby tutorial

Hello friends, For those of you who love baby wearing and want to keep your baby warm and toasty on you throughout the cold and freezing weather, today I want to share with you a couple of makes that have made Canadian winter babywearing a positive experience. A jacket extender + a wrapping blanket to…

Starry night blue Turner Exchange

Hi friends, I was thrilled to wear my last Turner, so obviously I had to make myself another one. I  chose a beautiful sparkly blue crepe that I had laying in my stash of precious fabrics. Sadly, however, even though the fabric was stretchy, it didn’t have enough stretch to make a comfortable fit on…

Emilia Style!

Hi friends, I’ve been doing some sewing for my little Emilia. Making garments for babies is so much fun! They come together pretty easy and fast and I get lots of inspiration to create using garments that I no longer want or wear, so I get to recycle some fabric! Yeeeiii!! For these makes, I…

Nursing african style!

Hi friends, This is not a post on real African style nursing, but rather a post about my latest Pregnancy-Nursing Bra made in an African Vlisco print! This creation sums up my journey to conquer the realm of boob support, breathability and comfort during pregnancy and throughout nursing. For a summary of the journey you…

The compilation, a search for the perfect Pregnancy-Nursing Bra

Hi friends, Welcome to the compilation of my journey through the construction of a bra that provides support and comfort for fuller busts, and is suitable during pregnancy and throughout nursing. This is quite a long post, so if you are not the reading type, you are welcome to skim through the pics and read…

Eggplant nursing bra

Howdy buddies! Long time no see! I’m dropping into the cyber world to show you one of my latest creations. I call this my eggplant nursing bra becuase it’s a fab gray and purple combo. Alterations: For this bra, the construction was exactly the same as for my yellowlicious bra. The main difference is the…

The pink nursing bra V2

Hi friends, I’ve been loving pink lately more than usual. I mentioned in my last post that I purchased a pretty pink and black bra kit from Erin’s Etsy shop. So I couldn’t resist making my next nursing bra version in the lovely neon pink fabric that came with the kit, a pink lightweight no-stretch…

Floral Appleton

Hello my darlings, Long time no see! Today I bring you my Appleton, the first pattern by Cashemerette. You must have seen it around already (#appleton #wrapdress #appletondress). It has been making curvy gals crazy about their curves. The appeal for it is that it has been designed for women with curves. Sizes 12 –…

Black Mojito!

Hello my darlings, Today I bring you my “Black Mojito” pants. This make is based on the stylish Moji pattern, the latest pants pattern from Seamwork founded by Sarai Mitnick, a genius entrepreneur! If you haven’t heard the recent episodes on Seamwork Radio, you definitely should! As previously, I modified the pattern following Kathleen Cheetham’s…

Lovely trapezes

Hi my darlings, Today I want to show you my Trapeze dresses. These are my most recent make and I’ve been wearing more than I dare to confess. The Trapeze dress is a free pattern designed by Jess Abbott, owner and author of the lovely Sewing Rabbit blog. Isn’t it lovely?? As you can see from…

Dressy Sallie

Hi my darlings, Today I bring you my dressy Sallie. This garment evolved with respect to the original pattern to improve its fit and performance. The transition took a few weeks. It is made using the Sallie Jumpsuit (version A)  pattern by my dear Heather from Closet Case Files. Pattern Modifications: I decided to draft…

Geometric awesomeness!!

Hello my dears, Today I bring you a dress I made using the Eucalypt pattern by Megan Nielsen. This time around I used heavy woven fabric, which I think is wool gabardine, coupled with a geometric cotton fabric inset from Vlisco. My goodness!! Have you seen Vlisco fabrics?? Vlisco fabrics (Dutch Wax), have been created…