Entries by Jasika Nicole

Working Some Seamwork

I was on the fence about sharing this project on the blog because I made so many adjustments and changes to the pattern that it seemed a little unfair to put it, the Catarina Dress, and my final garment in the same category. Maybe if I had gone into the project with the intention of hacking it, I […]

Gertie’s Boat-Neck Dress: A Hack

  When I saw this grid fabric at The Fabric Store a few months ago, I could not pass it up, although I had absolutely no idea what I was going to make from it. I have mostly gotten out of the habit of buying fabric without specific plans in store, but every once in […]

Turia Dungarees, aka Stripey Overalls

I made these overalls a couple of months ago when I was in the middle of a jeans-making blackout, and they came out SO much better than I anticipated. I knew construction would be a breeze, having made several pairs of jeans by this point (I have yet to write a post on the latest Morgan Jeans […]

Love for The Fabric Store with a Liberty Make

After Claire and I moved to LA from Vancouver a few years ago, my sewing habit accelerated tremendously. There were plenty of reasons for this, but a big one was The Fabric Store. Based out of Australia, their LA store opening coincided with our arrival to the city, and walking through it’s doors was a revelation. My […]

#OperationDIYRedCarpet

It’s been a few years since I was a series regular on a TV show, which brought the responsibility of attending lots of promotional and red carpet events as part of the job. Initially they were fun and exciting, but it didn’t take long for the red carpet to feel like a chore, namely because of the unspoken […]

Sallie Maxi Meets The Hamburglar

  Last year I bought a knit-fix grab bag from Girl Charlee for the first time, and I haven’t bought another one because I still haven’t made my way through it! Inside there were 6 separate cuts of knit fabric, about 2 yards each, and I thought I would blow through it fast, but instead I […]

Constellation Quilt

I saw the pattern for this quilt on Cashmerette’s instagram last year and immediately wanted to know more. I looked up the company that makes the quilt patterns, Haptic Labs, and saw that they have lots of different designs, from maps of neighborhoods and cities to bodies of water to constellations in the sky. I […]

A Blood Orange Denver Dress

Posting about this dress seems like a bit of a cheat because I haven’t actually worn it out of the house yet. (Which may or may not be a trend with me lately, but I’m not gonna sit here and judge myself!) This is one of those wardrobe pieces that works in LA for a […]

Love Sewing Magazine Feature

Thank you again, Love Sewing Magazine, for featuring me in one of your most recent editions! We don’t get the magazine here in the states, and now that I have a couple of copies in my hands, I can see what a travesty that is! Inside there is lots of information on what’s new in the […]

Ode to Oona

One of my favorite online fabric stores, LAFinch Fabrics, has this sneaky habit of filling your orders with extra doo-dads, including but not limited to a fistful of swatches from their inventory, tied up in a little bow. I love this for obvious reasons; being able to touch a piece of fabric gives me so […]