Sewing | Olivia Pope White Mini Coat

I’ve finally begun to make some headway on this Simplicity 2508 winter coat. This coat reminds me a lot of something Scandal’s Olivia Pope would wear. The style lines are classic with a modern twist. I should be finished in January. Stay tuned for forthcoming updates on this project! Pattern link:

Review | Butterick 5505 Backpack

Pattern: Butterick 5505 View B Description: Triangular-shaped, lined backpack, with an outside pocket. Size: 16″ x 15″ Fabric: Faux alligator skin from Joann’s This backpack is another UFO from the fall of 2010. There were some challenges in constructing this backpack. For starters, the faux alligator skin is slick, so that made marking the fabric … Read moreReview | Butterick 5505 Backpack

Review | Vogue 2850 Anna Sui Blouse

Pattern: Vogue 2850 View B Description: Close-fitting, empire-waist, sleeveless, wrap top with neck flounce. Size: 12 Fabric: Some sort of “designer” polyester from I think it is a bit stiff for this pattern, but the added body of the fabric made it very easy to work with. A silk chiffon or crepe would give … Read moreReview | Vogue 2850 Anna Sui Blouse

Review | Simplicity 2562 Pants

Pattern Description:Simplicity 2562–Misses’/miss petite wide leg pants with individual pattern pieces given for slim, average and curvy fit. Amazing Fit. Pattern Sizing: 6-14. I chose to make the size 12 slim fit. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing? Yes, pretty much, without the center crease. Were … Read moreReview | Simplicity 2562 Pants