Life begins today

Life begins today

On my tenth birthday, I decided that I wanted to die before the age of forty. Yeah I was a strange little girl, I drew a tomb with my name on it and ravens flying over it. My mother was not amused when she found the drawing. At that time, forty seemed so far away,…

The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook!

The Burdastyle Sewing Handbook!

It finally arrived! It has been more than a year since I sent the blouse variations that I made for the book, and it is kind of strange to finally see it worn by a model in this  beautiful pattern book. I’m so excited!

Weekend, November

Weekend, November

Last Saturday was observation day at Sidra’s school. My husband and I went to see teachers and students in class. There was also an art exhibition at the school hall, showing creations from all students: embroideries, sculptures, paintings. So lovely. pictures from my Instagram

Fall jacket (Minoru by Sewaholic)

Fall jacket (Minoru by Sewaholic)

    Finally I can post about this jacket! This is my favorite jacket at the moment, I’ve been wearing it everyday and loving every moment of it. The pattern is the newly-released Minoru jacket by the talented Tasia from Sewaholic. I was fortunate to be one of the pattern testers who can have a try-out…

Red cowl dress (Vogue 2333: Diane Von Furstenberg)

Red cowl dress (Vogue 2333: Diane Von Furstenberg)

I was preparing to make the pants that I talked about in the last post when this pattern came through the mail slot. It was a vintage Vogue 2333 – Diane von Furstenberg pattern, probably from the late 70′s or early 80′s.  From the pattern envelope: “Very loose-fitting, pullover dress with bias blouson bodice and straight skirt, five…

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