Swimming in Stripes Skirt

If you’ve read this blog recently, you may already be familiar with the delightful fabric used to make this skirt. It’s a lightweight rayon twill in a very conventional blue and white stripe that has been flooded with an exuberant school of goldfish! The skirt pattern is the ubiquitous Hollyburn Skirt from Sewaholic patterns. You…

Setting Sun Penny Shirt Dress

What is this? Is this a blog post?! What is┬áthat┬ádoing around here?! Sincere apologies to any would-be regular readers of this blog – I’ve been having a bit of an existential blog crisis now that my initial reasons for writing have largely been resolved. I’m not certain that I’ve entirely sorted out what the blog…

Swimming in Stripes

  My dim childhood memories of hot summer days growing up in the ’90s are largely populated by fresh rayon dresses in dark floral prints. The fabric seemed like magic; soft, pretty, and inexplicably cool even in the most miserable weather. Styles changed, as they always do, and at some point what I can now…

Pink Datura Blouse

Last May, in many ways, seems as if it happened a very long time ago. This past year has involved completing my doctorate, a flurry of job applications, a new job, a new apartment, travel to a new country, and an engagement! It has been quite the year. In light of all these developments, minor…

Dissertation Distraction Sweater

Long ago, though not terribly far away, I wrote a post about a delightful cable-y pullover sweater. This sweater took ages to knit, in no small part because I was working out the logistics of the pattern as I went, and, well that whole dissertation thing. Details. The sweater is finished! It has actually been…

Mimi Blouse Redux

For this blouse I revisited a pattern I have made twice before, loved, but still had not gotten quite right. Sadly, this one is not the perfect Mimi blouse either. Of course, I am also being exceptionally picky here! This blouse is still charming, reasonably comfortable and eminently wearable. It is made from a heavier…

Spirodraft Blouse

I have returned at last, dear readers! This year I have been busily writing my dissertation (yes, that’s Dr. Autumnyarn now), but I am very glad to have mental energy for other kinds of creative endeavors again. I intend to get back to my at-least-one-post-a-month level of activity on this blog, which should help me…

Soon.

My long hiatus is nearly ended. You can expect more posts and projects in the days ahead!  

Bright Red Bicycle Blouse

Hello again friends! It has been much, much too long since I’ve managed to write a blog post, but these things happen when you are writing a dissertation! This is just a quick post for a quick sewing project. Long, long ago over Christmas break I sewed a wrap blouse using Vogue 8833. I can…

Blue Wrap Blouse: Vogue 8833

Ah sewing, how I have missed it! This past semester was demanding enough that I couldn’t justify sparing the mental energy for sewing projects. Knitting is one thing – by now it doesn’t take that much mental effort for me to put together even a fairly complicated project because it progresses slowly. Sewing requires much…