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.
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)...
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
This was my first time using Burda patterns and I had a fantastic experience! Burda 6722 is well-designed pattern...
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
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
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
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.
Viola! I just finished making my third bodysuit! I've been wanting a bodysuit for a long time, ever since I grew out of my last one when I was 10 years old! Bodysuits are making a comeback after taking a long hiatus. There are many patterns for bodysuits available for the home sewer and also many bodysuits ready-to-wear on-line and in brick-and-mortar stores.
One of my goals for 2018 is to knit more and learn new techniques. Most of my knitting has been focused on using the stockinette stitch, a row of knit and then a row of purl. Recently I taught myself how to knit cable patterns. This scarf, hat and mittens were my first foray into… Continue reading Learning to Knit Cables – Wool Cabled Hat, Scarf and Mittens