Corduroy cargo pants

Black corduroy cargo pants

These were a quick sew black corduroy cargo pants for Alexei. The ones I made last winter wore out. I used the automatic pattern drafting service from, chinos pattern. Made an elastic waist and added cargo side pockets. Nothing extraordinary, but a very good cost per wear ratio. Alexei loves these corduroy cargo pants!

Japanese pattern book shirt

Black corduroy shirt

This project was born out of abundance of narrow whale black corduroy I picked up at the remnants sale in Fabricville. Great fabric, great colour, great value. Does it lead to a great garment? It was my first time using a Japanese pattern book (French edition). The instructions are thorough and easy to follow, from […]

Burda 6440 Urban Safari Dress

Collage with model wearing blue urban safari dress, headscarf, sunglasses and outside Italian cafe

It’s the time for the long-awaited cruise season. It’s the time to explore, stroll the old streets and soak in the sun. This time, however, we (Maya and I) decided to do it virtually, browsing through the photos snapped during our last Italian adventure. Inspired, and preparing for hopeful upcoming travel season, we wanted to […]

Blue Retro Ensemble

Simple suits with complications. Let me start from the beginning. This was a project I joined for a sew-along organized by Burda Style Russia on Instagram. I had only 4 weeks to complete it before International Women’s Day (8 March). Since it is practically winter in Ottawa, my love and I decided on a warm […]

Christine’s Dressing Gown

Pink Dressing Gown for Christine

Our good friends Christine and Berney (that Berney who received a me-made bath robe earlier in the year) were planning to leave on a cruise vacation. To celebrate the occasion, we thought of gifting her with a “perfect” morning dressing gown — semi-sheer, sensual, light. And yes, the project had to be mailed in 2 […]