Blanca Flight Suit : : Take Two : : Closet Core Patterns

  Why hallo again people. I’m back with yet another Closet Core Patterns design….the Blanca Flight Suit. My first iteration of the Blanca Flight Suit, seen here, sees its fair share of wear. The vintage rail worker vibe meshes surprisingly well with my everyday life. Sure…I do my fair share of TV surfing from an inclined couch position but I also spend some very happy hours DIYing my way around the house. We’re talking furniture upcycling, painting, gardening and general mucking about. My coveralls and overalls are actually extremely practical garments. And…oh my gosh….this is all taking me back to my early blogging days. For those of you that have been around since then…do you remember ALL the dresses? Seriously…I love those dresses. But they so do NOT match my lifestyle. Anyways….my second Blanca Flight…

Mile End Sweatshirt : : Closet Core Patterns : : Montreal Lounge Collection

Hiya everybody! This week Closet Core Patterns released their most recent patterns…the Montreal Lounge Collection. While both the Mile End Sweatshirt and the Plateau Joggers (not shown) are familiar silhouettes, each one has the fresh and elevated look that I’ve come to anticipate from CCP. I think one of CCP’s core strengths is giving us wardrobe building garments that are modern, wearable, and customizable to one’s individual tastes. I participated in the pattern testing for the sweatshirt (thank you CCP for the opportunity) but not the joggers, so I’ll be giving feedback on half the collection. As per usual, there were alterations to the pattern post testing of which I will make note of. (Sleeves, Imma lookin’ at you.) The sweatshirt comes in three views…the classic view A that I sewed, a more playful version…

POP JACKET : : HIP KNIT SHOP : : I KNIT A THING!

Why, hallo you. Today I’m switching gears to chat knitting. But don’t worry…I am still sewing. That said, with 2020 being the shaky year that it is {an understatement if ever there was one} I’ve found myself drawn to some pandemic pastimes.  Not everything I’ve tried has stuck…gluten-free sourdough starter, I’m looking at you. Sure, it was fun at first. But twice daily feeding and continual checking of the nest for optimal temperature…for a pet that can’t be pet? What was I thinking? What else? I’ve cut my own hair. Once. I’m on the fence on this one…my stylist will be working from home at some point in the future, but home is literally hours away. Contemplating the logistics of long distance travel that includes a ferry trip stresses me somewhat, but I really…

Blanca Flight Suit : : Closet Case Patterns

Hallo. Hallo. I couldn’t mention it in my last post…what with pattern testing being top secret and all…but the Blanca Flight Suit was foremost in my mind when I bought this railroad striped fabric from Blackbird Fabrics.  Yep…mechanics coverall meets street wear perfection was where my head was at. True, my Jenny Overalls are a dream come true…but…my coveralls dream came true first. I had just received the invite to pattern test and….gah, the timing…sweet but almost impossibly tight. I put in an SOS to BF and pleaded for my order to be expedited if at all possible. Laura and the birdies graciously accommodated me…whew…I buzzed into the city for my order and was able to complete my assignment in the allotted time.  Not long after, Canada and the rest of the world pretty much…