Entries by Joanne

The eyelet and lace-print Laurel

When I read about Colette pattern’s contest, I immediately thought: I must enter! I bought the pattern when it was first introduced, at 10% off. I printed it out and traced it in the space of 24 hours I think. The following day, I chose an amazing paisley printed satin, and got to cutting it […]

Almost weekend post

I have been pretty busy these last couple of weeks. I’m really trying to finish off my thesis before I leave for Canada in two weeks, or at least have a very good first draft, because the end of the school year is drawing near and if I don’t finish, well, let’s just say I’ve […]

Have you made the MMM pledge?

‘I, Joanne of Zoe Livana, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’13. I endeavour to wear a handmade or refashioned item each day for the duration of May 2013. In addition, I endeavor to make a pair of pants or skirt (hopefully both) in May 2013.’ In honour of accepting this challenge, I’ve decided […]

Sureau reveal and a giveaway

Hello everyone. Today I am revealing my Sureau dress to you. And I also realized that my blog has been around for a whole year! I’ve only really started blogging the last few months, but still… It warrants a giveaway, don’t you think? Sorry, the giveaway is now closed. First, the reveal. I love how […]

A bombardment of stashbusting briars Part 3 of 3

Welcome to part 3 of my stashbusting briars. If you want to make your own, order the briar pattern here. Version 3: Short sleeves Get ready for a few crazy photos. I think I got tired of ‘normal’ posing by the last top. For part 1 click here For part 2 click here

A bombardment of stashbusting briars Part 2 of 3

Welcome to part 2 of my stashbusting briars. If you want to make your own, order the briar pattern here. Version 2: 3/4 length sleeves For this version, I added 3cm to the length. I had added 2cm to the long sleeved one, but I wanted to make the hem a bit wider, thus the […]

A bombardment of stashbusting briars Part 1 of 3

I am sitting on the couch in a ray of sunshine and I can barely see my computer screen but I don’t care! Even though the temperatures are low, the sun offers a promise that spring is around the corner if I’m just a wee bit patient. Briar is definitely my favourite pattern at the […]

Reveal: The Cordova Jacket in Black and White

So here it is finally! I have a few things left to do on the inside, but it’s pretty much done. First, I promised to tell you about how I attached the peplum. Since Tasia from Sewaholic did not reply to me, I decided to ask the lovely Trisha from Made by Trisha because she […]

Cordova jacket progress

Hello everyone! So I’m making a wearable muslin of the Cordova Jacket from Sewaholic patterns. Here’s a little update on my progress: I decided not to line the jacket, except for the sleeves, so I’m using two finishing techniques for the seams: for the boucle-type fabric, I’m finishing the seams using bias binding; for the […]