Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fitting the Shorts, Part 2 – True Bias Lander Shorts



(Let’s talk about crotches, baby!)

I feel like I should title this FITTING! THE! SHORTS!!! This has been the ultimate journey, and yet I know full well we are just at the beginning of fitting actual pants. But for the moment, I really want to revel in the feeling of having decent fitting shorts.


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sew Long Summer with a Pair of Wardrobe By Me Cargo Shorts



Hello and welcome to Petite Font! I'm Paulette. If you're new here or came by through another blogger's Sew Long Summer post, welcome! I talk sewing, and sometimes, beer and lifting, too. If you've always been here, then you know you're in for a good time!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Very First Thing I Ever Made: Self-Drafted Striped Half-Circle Skirt

Do you like time travel? Well, today we’re going back in time to the very first garment I ever made.



Friday, September 7, 2018

Sept18 Plans & Inspiration

The birthstone for September is a sapphire. Did you know that though they are typically thought of as blue, they can actually be a range of colors, even red? The red ones are actually called rubies, but they have the same crystalline structure. Neat!


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Aug18 Recap

I'm all for accountability, which is why I do these monthly recaps. Sometimes I'm pleasantly pleased with what I've accomplished and sometimes I'm less ecstatic. Let's start with what I didn't get to, based on my August plans:


Friday, August 31, 2018

The Brown "Silk" Bowling Shirt – McCall’s 7206


My third iteration of McCall’s 7206 men’s bowling shirt was once again for my dad. His first one in lavender linen was the nicest thing I’d ever made, but he really wanted a brown one, too. We sourced some “silk” (more on that in a second) at a vendor in the Fashion District, and this one he wanted without the front seams.

All right!


Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Peasant Tops for Mom - New Look 6891


I’ve been sewing so much for my dad and husband that I finally took a break to go back to making women’s clothing. But this time, they’re for my mom.

New Look 6891 was one of her choices and she had bought a white embroidered border cotton specifically for it.