Get The Style // Short Black Jacket

Short Black Jackets

If you're looking for a bit of inspiration for a black jacket yourself I'm happy to supply some! I'm personal quite partial to the Barbara Bui jacket (On the first row fourth from the left).


Finshed - Black Jacket With Removable Collar

Winter coats are a must... at least when you live somewhere that is cold more often than it's warm. It's great to have options and choices to keep you warm. For some time now I've been looking around looking for a short warm winter coat. Jackets are one of the few things that I usually still buy instead of sewing. The problem is that even though bomber jackets are all the rage recently, it's almost impossible to find one warm enough to wear in winter. Since I didn't really have a choice, I decided to sew myself what I wanted. It might not look like much in this photo because I had it smooshed into my suitcase while traveling but it is exactly what I wanted. 

Considering I didn't actually have a pattern for this coat I went fancier than I usually do on a first attempt. I used a nice warm wool and an even warmer quilted lining; making it deliciously warm without being bulky. It's perfect for winter and with all the bells and whistles I added (zippers, pockets, snaps, and removable faux fur collar) I made a coat which I think is super cute. It's great having a casual jacket to wear when the occasion calls for it.


Finished - Blue Striped Linden Sweater

She might not look like much, mostly because of my bad habit of forgetting to iron before photographing my clothes, but I'm quite smitten. Say hello to my new Linden sweater. It was a quick and easy sew and I'm very happy with how it turned out. It's great adding some vaguely basic pieces to my wardrobe. A navy sweater is definitely on the basics list but this adds some interest with the texture of the stripes.


Finished - Black & White Print Button Down

My interests and likes go through waves. Right now black & white prints are a favourite of mine. I bought this one a while back during my trip home to Montreal. I really like graphic/abstract prints and this one is fairly basic but interesting. I bought a lot of the fabric so I knew I wanted to make a top with long sleeves. I purchased this McCall's pattern a long time ago and never got around to making anything out of it so I decided I would finally use it.

I can't say I like the pattern. I like the shape and fit of the body of the top but I'm not a fan of how loose fitting the sleeves are. Overall though, I like how this top came out. This print and my love of button downs ended up filling a great gap in my wardrobe. 


Finished - Transparent Black Fringe Top

I bought this fabric a long time ago and loved how fun it was. The black fringy chiffon pieces on the transparent fabric were unique and beautiful. I'm a big fan of playful fabrics and really loved the way this dress turned out. The only negative thing about party dresses is the amount of wear they get. Obviously that sucks when you really love what you made. I decided to fix that by making a very similar tank top which could get a lot more wear.

I finished this top a while ago and just never got around to showing it here on the blog. It has definitely gotten a lot of wear since I've finished it. You'd think that a transparent fringe top wouldn't be normal day wear but that's probably because you're not me. It's black so it doesn't stand out that much but the texture helps add interest to any outfit. I also personally love transparent tops because you can add a different level of interest to it by changing up what you wear underneath. You can choose different colours or styles of tanks to wear underneath which makes it look a bit different every time you wear it. You might be able to see in this photo that this time I chose a black lace bodysuit which gives it even more layers to the look. I'm a big fan of layering which makes this top a perfect addition to my wardrobe. 


Finished - Blue Striped Jacket

It's important to sew things you can get a lot of wear out of. So when you live somewhere that's almost never warm than means things with sleeves. I made this same pattern in yellow stripes to practice before trying it out in this fabric which I really liked. The thickness and the texture were perfect for a warm jacket.

I was a little bit conflicted at first on how it turned out. I was a bit taken aback because I thought it looked a bit much like a bathrobe. But with time and wear I've gotten over it and really liked the end result.


Finished - Yellow Striped Jacket

I still have quite a few pieces I haven't gotten around to posting on the blog. The goal is to get them up before the New Year. So first on the list is this striped jacket. At the time I bought a fabric that I wanted to make a kimono wrap like jacket but I wanted to try the idea out first in something else. I had this yellow fabric laying around so I decided to try the jacket idea out first.

Considering it's cold outside longer than it's warm, the more jackets/long-sleeves the better. This jacket turned out better than I expected it to be. I decided very quickly after sewing this beaut up I would get right on sewing another up!


Finished - Blue Fringe Top

I'm a big believer in the idea of having multiples when you find a piece of clothing you really like. When I made this orange top, I fell in love right away and barely took it off. Considering orange isn't exactly the most wearable colour it actually says a lot more about how much I really loved the top. When I bought this blue fabric I was more than excited to be able to make another version of the top in my favourite colour.

I'm still in love with the texture and asymmetry of this top but I did make a slight alteration from the previous version. In the new version I made less of a difference in the hems so that the proportions work a bit better. I love having another version of my asymmetric fringe top and it's great that I've been able to improve it a bit. 


Finished - Mint Lace Long Sleeved Top

I've been a bad blogger but I'm working on becoming better. Part of turning over a new leaf includes posting a whole bunch of old makes which I haven't gotten around to posting. First on the list is this lace long sleeve shirt. I just wanted to sew something quick and easy to wear and layer.  


Get The Style - Printed Wrap Dress

The way to my heart? Definitely a printed wrap dress. I will always love a good print and the flattering simplicity of a wrap.
  1. SportMax Wrap Dress
  2. DVF Print Mix Wrap Dress
  3. Modcloth Wrap Dress
  4. Wallis Wrap Dress
  5. Topshop Wrap Dress
  6. Tart Collections Wrap Dress
  7. DVF Chiffon Bali Wrap Dress
  8. DVF Long Sleeve Chiffon Wrap Dress
  9. Four Hundred Percent Wrap Dress
  10. Proenza Schouler Wrap Dress

Finished - Chiffon Wrap Dress

It's almost as if I sew in themes, either colours or pieces. A while ago I was having a bit of a wrap moment. I was busy sewing wraps like it was going out of style. Wouldn't want to pick favourites... but this baby right here is definitely on the list. 

When I saw this fabric I knew I wanted a dress. I love the print and wanted something that really shows it off just like this dress. 


Get The Style - Wrap Skirts With Ties

Wrap Skirts With Ties

I don't know about you but I want every skirt here! Actually, just looking at these here, I think I've convinced myself I have to have one of those navy blue options.


Finished - Beige & Orange Wrap Skirt

I'm a lover of a wrap, always have been. There is something nice and easy about just slipping on a piece and tying it closed. It also helps that wrap skirts (or dresses) that tie are incredibly easy to make. 

When I made the matching tank, I added the orange because I thought it would be an interesting addition to a pretty dull print. I liked it on the tank but I love it on the skirt. The whole skirt is simple, soft, and cute making it a great wear.