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)…

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 […]

A Tailored Shirt for the Fall from Simplicity 1538

I just finished sewing this tailored shirt using Simplicity 1538, view B. This was the first time that I’ve made a shirt from this pattern and I am so pleased with the results…

Butterick #6446 – Blue Gingham Dress

After a summer of sewing for other people and for our new home, I decided it was time to make a dress for myself.  I love gingham and…

Kimono Robes – Made from Cotton Fabric from San Francisco’s Fabric Outlet

Making these kimono robes was a win-win for both me and my twin – she has a new robe and I have a great pattern, in two lengths and two chest widths, that I’m sewing again and again.

A Pretty Rosy Chemise and Panties from Butterick B6031 – A Pattern Review

This was my first time using a Butterick pattern by Gertie.  I followed Gertie’s Butterick pattern 6031 to make a chemise and panties from sheer stretch mesh and stretch lace. They turned out really pretty, don’t you think? I made the chemise, which is a modified variation of version C, and the panties, version D, […]

Two Bralette and Panty Sets from Simplicity 8228

I recently made two bralette and panty sets using Simplicity 8228.  This fabulous pattern was designed by Madalynne “Maddie” Flanigan.   I also have her other pattern, Simplicity 8229, which is an underwire bra and panty.  I am really looking forward to making these. If you haven’t yet had an opportunity to make intimate apparel […]