The Wardrobe By Me Akinori Dress

As winter approaches in Missoula, Montana some may already be yearning for spring, dreading the cold temperatures, the darkness, and the lethargy that can accompany them. This, however, is a great time to embrace the hibernation-inducing temperatures, retreat into your sewing cave, and sew a new spring wardrobe in preparation for the soft grass and [Read More]

Christine Jonson Princess Dress

  TCS’s in-house seamstress, Bonnie, has been itching to make the Christine Jonson Princess Dress ever since we got the pattern in last June, and, when this Designer Lycra/Poly Knit in Mint and Melon arrived in the shop not long afterwards, it felt like a sign straight from the sewing gods. This pattern and fabric [Read More]

Halloween and the Costume Conundrum

Halloween is back again, and, with it, the anxiety of finding a costume. If you’re like me, then you’d like to participate in the many ghoulish festivities October has to offer, but find that All Hallows Eve always sneaks up on you! By the time I’ve settled on a costume – usually nothing very original [Read More]

The Merchant & Mills Eve Trouser

Have you ever tried on a garment that instantly boosted your self-confidence? In a perfect world, every garment hand-made for you would elicit instantaneous self-love. But, unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes, no matter how much we love a garment, we don’t necessarily love ourselves more because we’re wearing it. At the same [Read More]

Sister Sampler Block of the Month Club!

Block of the Month finished quilt top: Cool Colorway

  For those who have never attempted it, quilting can be intimidating!  It is an art which requires practice and patience, time, tools, guidance, and a certain amount of disposable income. With all these factors at play, it’s difficult to know where to begin. If you are one such person interested in quilting, but daunted [Read More]

Liesl & Co. City Stroll Wrap Skirt

Ahh fall. Leggings, scarves, lace up boots – it’s a season of comfort in many respects. Cool enough for comfortable layers, but not so cold that you can’t show off your cute clothes! And Bonnie has, once again, worked her magic to create an undoubtedly adorable outfit! Last week, we posted about the lovely Liesl [Read More]

The Liesl & Co. Gelato Blouse

The Gelato Blouse pattern from Liesl & Company is as yummy as it’s namesake! Made from our floral Verona Voile in Mustard, this relaxed, pull-on, peplum blouse is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe! Bonnie is a big fan of Liesl & Co’s pattern-drafting.  Always accompanied by complete and very clear instructions, the pattern [Read More]

Closet Case ‘Jenny’ Overalls, View A

As many of you may know this is our second time reviewing Closet Case’s adorable Jenny Overalls, and, we have to say, that the second impression is as good as the first! After seeing how wonderfully this pattern turned out with short overalls, we had to know what the full-length leg looked like!   Our [Read More]

The Liberty Shirt (as a Vest) in Ramie Abstract Print

I love remaking tried-and-true patterns because the tricky bits and fitting are easier.  At the same time, no matter how many times I remake a pattern, I always seem to learn a few new lessons. The Sewing Workshop Liberty Shirt Pattern, which I have made three times before, continues to delight, surprise, and challenge me! [Read More]

Christine Jonson Boyfriend Jacket

It’s September and Starbucks has started serving their Pumpkin Spice Lattes – fall is officially here! We decided to celebrate the start of the season by trying out the amazing Christine Jonson #311 Boyfriend Jacket Pattern. We fell in love with this pattern during our Christine Jonson Trunk Show which took place in June. Jonson [Read More]