A Woolen Coat

This is a little woolen coat that I fell in love with more at every stitch! It is a vintage hounds-tooth wool from someone’s collection that was never utilized, then given away in hopes it would find the right home. Well I am so delighted that it came my way.

I used the pattern Simplicity 8305, altering in a soft lining and making sure the faux sherpa exceeds past the cuff. When dealing with wool this itchy I made sure to keep any edges off her skin.




I just can’t get over the cuteness of this one. Maybe it’s because I had been binge watching Call the Midwife with all their 50’s & 60’s fashion…




The only problem I had was that together these materials were so thick I was basically forcing the binding into place, I just went over and over with the thread and surprisingly you can’t tell too much.


These pockets are fantastic, able to fit a proper Benjamin Bunny book with room to spare…




I hope your fall sewing is going as great as can be!

Thanks for taking a look,



Two From Seamwork

Hello everyone,

I have a complete outfit to show you today! These are both from Seamwork magazine that I just subscribed to. It’s a fun way for me to try lots of simple patterns that are quick to sew up.

The first one is the Akita from Collette patterns.


I think I like it. Simple, easy to construct, fits well.

The odd thing about this pattern is there is only one pattern piece!! That means you can’t use it for one-direction fabrics. Also the instructions have a very odd idea about using bias tape along all seams. I tried it on the first one, but will be using my own ideas next time.


I will need to go up another size on the next one, to a 10.


The next pattern is Moji from the same Seamwork/Collette pattern company.


This is my second pair. The first was a disaster that cannot really be worn. I looked up how to do a Full Butt Adjustment and it helped tremendously. I do believe I need another small FBA because they run a little tight still. I am not sure if I will do another pair.


This picture shows my point although in all fairness there is 0% give in this grey material. Luckily I had purchased enough discount/trial fabric for 2 separate pants. I’m just not sure I am a fan of these on me. Also the tie waist does not seem to secure on my waist very well.



I will give the Akita Blouse another go. It’s comfortable and casual and a quick sew.

The Moji Pants I will have to pass on in the future. Not the pattern for my shape.


Thank you for stopping by and having a look.


Fall Digs

A new shirt for me! I had picked this material out specifically for myself a few months ago, anticipating the fall weather.¬†And the rain did come, however only for a week and now it is warm again; a last farewell to summer…


I used the pattern McCalls 9147.

I think I am a fan of this pattern. FINALLY a nice classic design I really like while wearing. I have a a few more bundles of fabric that will be in the same style. It’s such a pleasure to sew with fabric you’ve picked out on a special trip.


I’m diggin’ the popped collar on this make. Living in the Northwest this would not be seen as an odd way to walk around…




The thing I like most about this style is the balance it gives my body with a touch of boxy sleeves.



It’s a comfy button up, perfect for Fall!

The only change I made was to sew up the sleeves instead of leaving them with an “underarm slit”. It was just too much drama for me. Overall a win!!

What are you most excited to sew this season?

Thanks for stopping in.