4 days ago

The Long Overdue Coat

I finished my brother’s coat!! I can not believe it finally happened. I want to say I am very proud and happy, but I can’t help but feel a little guilty as well. I promised to make the coat a long time ago. A very long time ago. Almost two years ago. I bought the fabric a year and a half ago and started on the coat then… I believe almost two winters have passed since my brother asked me if I would be able to make him a coat… I feel that I should have had this coat made sooner and because of that I feel bad. A coat should not have taken me this long and to my brother, I am very sorry. I will do better next time.

Now that we have established how I feel about my tardiness in making this coat, let’s move to the fun details and the parts I am proud of.

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2 weeks ago

Fall Sewing – Coatigan Dreams

I love Fall. I don’t think I am alone in this. Lately I seem to hear a lot about the beauty of Fall colors and the excitement of seasons changing. I don’t think Fall signifies the end of Summer or some kind of an end, to me Fall brings buzz of new beginnings and opportunities. Then of course there are Fall fashions, which is an inspiring category of its own.

I enjoy thinking about transition of seasons and the exciting changes it means for my wardrobe. I feel exhilarated and inspired when I start contemplating all the sewing and wardrobe planning I get to do for the upcoming colder seasons. Oh, the possibilities and all the new cozy fabrics I hopefully will get to add to my collection… This Fall is no different. It really got me thinking about my style, where I am going with it and what I want to make to fill those holes in my wardrobe. By the way, am I the only one who seems to have these wardrobe holes that just never go away no matter what you do? Am I doing something wrong? I feel like every time I get rid of “one hole” in my wardrobe the other one pops up…

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3 weeks ago

Melilot Shirt – Sew Your Hart Out September

Hello! It has been a while… Things got really busy at the end of the summer with the wedding happening in early September and I took a long break from social media and blogging. I didn’t stop sewing though. As a matter of fact I was slip stitching one of my bridesmaids dresses the night before the wedding while visiting with friends and family. It’s normal and everyone does it, right?…

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I’ll go more into those details in some other post. I am still taking a little bit of a break and easing myself back into blogging and social media, but for now I am back with an exciting new make – this rayon Melilot Shirt I sewed up for Sew Your Hart Out September hosted by Harts Fabrics.

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This is my first time participating in this event and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of it. If you want to read more about my make head on over to Harts Fabrics Blog, and while you are at it read up on other fun and inspiring makes other participants have come up with!

Until next time,
Anya

2 months ago

La Maison Victor – Flo Dress

Guys, I am so excited about this dress! I don’t even know where to start this blog post. Let’s just get it out there in the open, this dress is THE BOMB. I love it so much!

You can just see how happy I get when I am wearing it. I feel like a princess and I want to twirl, dance and smile non stop, and I took these photos at 7 am in the morning… So yeah, I am more than happy with it!

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3 months ago

Orla Shirt Dress – Sewing Tutorial

I am back with a final sewing tutorial for An Orla Affair. I know, I know… I am behind. It is already August 2, and I was supposed to have it up last week… I apologize for that. July has been crazy busy with wedding plans in full swing, numerous family vacations planned and busy work, yet I really wanted to contribute as much as I could to this cause. I guess better late than never!

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3 months ago

Shirt Dress Orla – An Orla Affair

I apologize for posting this later than I intended. This month has been insanely busy with work and trips, and for my final trip with my family this past week and weekend I was out of reception zone, which I did not anticipate at all. 

I hope everyone is enjoying Orla Dresses popping up everywhere on social media. I certainly am! You guys have been so inspiring with your makes and hacks. I will be blatantly copying some of your ideas in the future.

I am back today to show you my final hack of the Orla Dress. I want to say I saved the best for last, but I can not chose my favourite out of the four hacks I have now done. I love them all. However my last hack is more involved and having extra time to complete it was definitely helpful. As you can see, my last Orla is a proper shirt dress, with button up front, yoke and a shirt collar.

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