Wear: The little black dress

A versatile dress in a neutral color is regarded as a wardrobe necessity to many. It doesn’t have to be black, it can be any color, but it must be easy to dress up and down. Finding the elusive black dress, the one and only, for all occasions has turned out to be more than […]

Note: Ingrid dress in linen

Homer+Howells, the pattern company by Scottish designer duo Nic and Susan, is definitely on my radar now. Since I discovered their patterns this winter I’ve tried quite a few already, and the designs are for the most part firmly within my preferred aesthetic. Recently I wrote about their new pattern, Ingrid, which has the most […]

Note: Green linen Jenny

This post will be short because I’ve already made another Jenny in denim and this one isn’t much different. But I had a remnant of the green linen I used for the Blair linen duster, so I managed to squeeze out a little mini skirt in green linen for a matching set. I have made […]

Note: Holy dress – a review

Ann Ringstrand and her team have had great success this winter with the pattern book SY – ti nya modeplagg (in Swedish). Now she has followed up by releasing two dress patterns, this time in English. Of course I had to try one of them immediately, so I purchased the Holy dress pattern right away, […]

Test: H+H Ingrid top

After trying a couple of the patterns from Scottish Homer+Howells I was thrilled to be able to join the tester group for their latest pattern, the Ingrid top and dress. I have learned a lot during the process, and I have a new top to show for it, too. Win! I chose to sew the […]

Wear: Me-made May ten days in

Me-made May is probably the most popular challenge in the online sewing community each year with thousands of participants from all over the world. The challenge was initiated in 2010 by Zoe Edwards of “So, Zo…”, and the main purpose is to learn more about your relationship to your me-made wardrobe and more generally about […]

Note: Casual Jack trenchcoat in tencel

Sometimes it takes a while from idea to realization. This was the case with my Jack trenchcoat from Readytosew. I have had both the pattern and the fabric in my possession for more than a year, so what stopped me in my tracks? Jack is designed for fabric with drape. It has oversized lapels, gathered […]

Wear: The humble t-shirt

O humble tee, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: I love how you let me have a protective layer under my sweater. I love how you are able to make a statement. I love how you let me sleep, unrestricted, in an oversized version of you. I love how you are […]

Test: Fibre Mood Aila

Aila from the last issue of Fibre Mood is a sweet versatile little number, ideal for easy dressing on warmer days. This version is made in a slinky viscose with stretch and super comfortable to wear. Aila is a blouse with pointed collar and collar stand and gathers instead of a box pleat in the […]

Hack: The Little black Pema dress

If you are, like me, always missing the perfect dress in your wardrobe, your anguish may be relieved now. I think my search for a versatile little black dress is over for a while. Meet Pema, an elegant little number designed for woven fabrics. When I agreed to sew a version of the Kim top […]


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