What do you wear on a long-haul flight to stay comfortable, but stylish? Naturally, you want soft and stretchy pants and a top you could wrap into. Add some other requirements, like warmth, resistance to wrinkles, versatility and presentability. My partner discovered she had no clothes that matched this demand, hence the project I present to you today. The travel-ready jersey pant suit.
It is when the air gets crispier, bringing outrageous colors in the foliage, the light gets warmer, bathing everything in shades of sorbet, and the nights get longer, freeing me to conceive and birth sewing projects, that I get truly excited.
Long, insulated, hooded and water repellent – that’s what we were looking for in a fall raincoat. Fabricville came to the rescue with an excellent proposition for fabric – pattern combination. It was dark red soft shell and Burda 6596, with red separating zipper. Other notions included Gutermann 420 dark red thread and Unique double fold bias 6mm tape in dark red.
The coming of springtime lifts the heavy burden of winter and fills us with the expectation of sunshine, warmth and relaxing time outdoors. Therefore, our sewing means lightweight materials, lighter colours and more relaxed silhouettes.
I fell into sewing by accident, or rather, necessity. I used to come to my friend’s house in Town of Mount Royal and borrow her sewing machine to hem the curtains.
A casual bomber jacket in chic lace fabric – how does it fit in a curated wardrobe? Is it a piece that you would reach for time and time again, or is it a once-in-a-while kind of garment, which is hard to pair with other clothes?