Entries by Jasika Nicole

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 […]

Pretty Guts

I generally tend to steer away from the Big 4 patterns nowadays since I have much better luck with the sizing in indie patterns, but it’s still hard to go into a large fabric store and avoid looking through those big books with their beautiful pictures of the season’s newest designs. A while ago I […]

Getting In Bed with Kristin: An Interview

Oh, haiiiii! I wanted to post a link to an interview I recently did with the super smart, super lovely, super many-other-things Kristin Russo of Everyone Is Gay! If you are unfamiliar, Everyone Is Gay is an organization that seeks to enrich the lives of LGBTQ youth through humor, honesty and compassion, and they work […]

Gertie’s Secretary Dress

I have talked here at length about how much I love Gertie’s pattern books. Hers were the first patterns that fit well to my body, that provided an aesthetic that I loved (I was exclusively into vintage fashion when I picked up sewing again several years ago), with instructions that were relatively easy to follow. […]

Tutti Fruiti, Aw Tessuti!

I have known about Tessuti patterns for a while now, but for some reason I have always passed them by. Their designs always seemed styled for an older, more conservative wearer, and they also seemed better suited for other bodies to pull off, bodies that were perhaps leggier or less stocky or more willowy than […]

Ride, Sallie, Ride!

It is a shame that it took me so long to blog about the Sallie Jumpsuit by closetcasefiles because it is by far one of my favorite things I have ever EVER made! The wearability of this design is the best kind of ridiculous- with options for a dress or a jumpsuit, straps or a […]

Red leather, yellow leather SHOES!

After Cashmerette posted a really great overview of her sandal making class on her blog, I felt inspired to join in the fun. I think it’s really exciting and motivating to see more and more people dipping their toes into the furthest corners of the DIY-osphere, and it’s also nice for me to document my […]