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
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
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.
Base Layer Bodysuit – Simplicity Pattern 8435
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.
Knitted Wool Vest – Splitstone Vest Pattern
I recently finished knitting this brown wool vest. The pattern, called Splitstone by designer Alicia Plummer. is available on Ravelry. I used Rowan's pure worsted wool made in England that I purchased at Fibre Space - a Yarn Universe in Alexandria, Virginia. If you haven't been to this wonderful indie store yet, you need to… Continue reading Knitted Wool Vest – Splitstone Vest Pattern
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… Continue reading Two Bralette and Panty Sets from Simplicity 8228
The Life Changing Magic of Sewing Your Own Bras!
After I made my first bra, I was hooked on making bras! I knew I had finally figured out what I want to do with my life. It felt like magic!