Serger Wars 2: Jersey

Detail photo of a handmade gray knit tshirt

I’m almost 45 years old, and one thing that remains true about me is that I don’t take things slowly. Easing in? Nope! Just jump in feet first and try to swim and see if you do! This is an “easy” shirt but requires the skills of serging, twin needle sewing, and working with knits, … … keep reading …

Revisiting Old Clothes x2

May I present to you one of the least favorite things I’ve ever purchased, this lightweight dress from Old Navy with an elasticized waist: The color is good, but the front chest pockets are awkward, the elastic waist rode up, and overall the cut wasn’t great. It’s also too fussy–the gathering around the neck and … … keep reading …

Ladybug Dress

It’s been my goal for an EON to practice making clothes and I’ve finally started. Enter my daughter’s ladybug dress/tunic. The pattern is an old one I inherited from my grandmother’s pattern stash, with a number of modifications. It’s Butterick 6454 for children, a Fast & Easy pattern from probably the eighties. I made the … … keep reading …