WIP: Butterick 9975 muslin

You lovely folks told me I should make Butterick 9975 in March, so I’m plugging away at it. I started out with a 34″ bust pattern which should be about 3″ too small around for me but thanks to the generous ease that … Continue reading

Results: Which Wool Will I Make in March?

It was clear from the very beginning which wool would win for March. Out of 56 votes, the Butterick shirtwaist dress took 53.57% of the vote with 30 individual voices saying “Make it! Make it!” How could I resist? However, … Continue reading

WIP: Something in Silk lapped zipper placket

I’ve been working hard on my Something in Silk Dress and I’m pleased to say that it’s currently hanging on my dress form, Ena (EE-na), who is named after the woman who so kindly gave it to me when she … Continue reading

WIP: Something in Silk Dress facings & french seams

I’m making progress on my Something in Silk Dress. If you’ve missed the other posts, catch up here: WIP: Something in Silk WIP: Something in Silk Test Garment Yesterday I interfaced the facings using a featherweight fusible because the only … Continue reading

Work In Progress: Something in Silk

At the sewing expo last fall I picked up this luscious silk charmeuse from the Vogue Fabrics booth with the intention to make Butterick 4989 view D (black). After both sat in my stash a while I was no longer excited … Continue reading