Gathering Threads


Pattern review

    A Summer Dress with a Cherry on Top

    Posted by on Jun 26 2013

    I’ve finished another summer dress.  Two down and one to go. Unlike the light pastels of the Farmhouse dress, this dress features a dramatic cherry print on a black and white polka dot background. I’ve been seeing cherries a lot lately and when I found this fabric on sale at Joann’s this spring, I thought […]

    Finished SAGA retreat outfit

    Posted by on Jun 23 2013

    I’ve finished the Farmhouse smocked dress and embroidered jacket I began on retreat in Pennsylvania at the end of April. The dress is very flattering and while the construction is very detailed in this version (everything is sewn with french seams and hand stitched bias binding), I can imagine many possible short cut variations for […]

    A Bishop Save

    Posted by on Sep 15 2012

    Did you miss me? I know, I know, I’ve been shamefully remiss the last six weeks or so, with only one post to my credit.  For a while, I kept expecting to see internet rumours about my demise to start circulating.  LOL.  I was sort of hoping for something heroic or interesting.  While bungee-jumping  in […]

    A Quick Winter Jumper

    Posted by on Jan 31 2012

    We celebrated the boys’ birthday last weekend (and no, you won’t be seeing picture after picture of an immaculately planned, exquisitely executed party complete with matching themed everything on this blog.  I make a homemade chocolate cake.  I iced it.  It sort of looked like a lego block.  Sort of.  Regardless, the children ate it/smeared […]

    A Wool Coat for David

    Posted by on Oct 13 2011

    I decided to join Elsie Marley’s Kids Clothing Week Challenge this year. A lot of people (more productive, organized people, clearly!) have been cranking out outfits at a tremendous pace. There are so many lovely outfits in the flickr group, too. However, rather than try and kill myself, I thought I would use the week […]