I love sewing lingerie, garments and home decor. About a year ago I discovered that I also enjoy drawing and also painting with watercolors. I started learning to draw by using books from the library, sketching and painting with watercolors. With this new love for art,
Men’s Flannel Stewart Plaid Pajamas – McCall’s 4244
My husband loves the flannel pajamas that I made him last year for Christmas so I decided to make him another pair this year. This fabric is 45 inch wide cotton flannel in Stewart plaid. I purchased all of this fabric that the store had, which was 4-1/4 yards. I needed every inch of the… Continue reading Men’s Flannel Stewart Plaid Pajamas – McCall’s 4244
Breton Striped Top for France – Burda 6722 Top and Matching Scarf
The fabric, from Stonemountain and Daughter in nearby Berkeley, rivals similar Saint James striped knits, and it sews beautifully. It is easy care wash and wear and it gets softer with each wash.
Barrett Bralettes and Acacia Panties made with Fabric from San Francisco Area Fabric Stores
I'm heading off on a vacation to France soon and I've been busy making lingerie for my trip. Nothing is better on a trip than having lots of pretty new lingerie in my suitcase! If you've been following me on Instagram (@jolirosestudio)...
Double Bubble Pink! A Dress from Simplicity D0657 and a Bodysuit from Simplicity 8435
I recently purchased this 100% cotton double knit, double bubble gum pink fabric at Stone Mountain and Daughter in Berkeley, California to make a muslin for dress I planned to sew using Simplicity D0657 pattern. I found this fabric upstairs where all of the fabric is half price. So not only was it the fabulous… Continue reading Double Bubble Pink! A Dress from Simplicity D0657 and a Bodysuit from Simplicity 8435
A Breton Striped Dress and a French Navy Dress – Both from Burda 6722
This was my first time using Burda patterns and I had a fantastic experience! Burda 6722 is well-designed pattern...
London Calling! Pink and Orange Blouse – Simplicity 8454
I just finished making another modified version of Simplicity 8454, this time using a Robert Kaufman fabric called London Calling Lawn Stem Pink. It is a perfect summer-weight lawn cotton with just the right drape for this pattern. I purchased this fabric at the Fabric Outlet in San Francisco. This blouse has the same bodice as… Continue reading London Calling! Pink and Orange Blouse – Simplicity 8454
Gingham Ruffled Sleeve Blouse – Modification of Simplicity 8454
After months of wearing sweaters and knit tops, I wanted a comfortable and stylish top for the warmer spring weather. I knew this new top had to have ruffled or flounce sleeve. Pattern I had a couple of patterns in my collection for tops with flounce sleeves, but I wanted a ruffled sleeve like this… Continue reading Gingham Ruffled Sleeve Blouse – Modification of Simplicity 8454
Black Velvet Bralette and Panties
I recently purchased this lovely stretch velvet in black and burgundy and on the same day, I discovered a new bralette pattern by Madalynne, called the Barrett bralette. You can find this free (yes, I said free!) Barrett bralette pattern here. If you've been following my blog, you know I am a big fan of… Continue reading Black Velvet Bralette and Panties
Bonne Nuit Mon Cheri! Men’s Pajamas using McCall’s Pattern 4244
I recently made two sets of pajamas for my husband as gifts and I am really happy with the results. These two sewing projects were very satisfying; my husband loves his new pajamas, and the fact that I made them for him, and he wears them every night. I don't know of any other garment that I've made that gets so much wear.