Sewing

  • Faux Fur, Real Opulence

    Faux Fur, Real Opulence

    This coat was inspired by a woman named Ariana who worked on the wardrobe truck of my last job. She is one of those people who immediately comes across as VERY COOL. Tattoos, dyed hair, piercings, incredible style. She also happened to be a maker, and every time she came into my trailer we would […] Continue >

  • Projectors for Sewing

    Projectors for Sewing

    I read about this phenomenon over a year ago in one of the Closet Core Patterns monthly inspo emails- there was a blog post included by a woman who was sharing her experience working with projectors in her sewing room. Essentially she (and what seemed like a growing community of others) had figured out a […] Continue >

  • Sherlock Holmie

    Sherlock Holmie

      I was so intrigued when I came across Vogue 9288 a couple years ago that I feverishly hunted it down online (I *think* this was a pattern I couldn’t find in my size on etsy or ebay so I ended up buying it from an IG follower who had it in their stash), and […] Continue >

  • Theirs and Hers: Plieades Dress and Gosling Shirt with Fabric Godmother Fabric

    Theirs and Hers: Plieades Dress and Gosling Shirt with Fabric Godmother Fabric

    When Fabric Godmother reached out to me about collaborating on a blog post featuring their new line of vintage inspired fabric, I was prepared to say no because I was busy with ceramics and hadn’t felt very inspired to sew of late. But as soon as I clicked on the link showing all the fabrics […] Continue >

  • Color Blocked Blanca Flightsuit

    Color Blocked Blanca Flightsuit

    Yall know I love a jumpsuit. LOVE! A! JUMPSUIT! But my favorites have been ones that I’ve tweaked and hacked between as many as 4 different patterns, so when Closet Core came out with the Blanca Jumpsuit pattern, I was over the moon! I knew the chances of it fitting me pretty closely right out […] Continue >

  • Eggs/Animal Highlands Wrap Dress

    Eggs/Animal Highlands Wrap Dress

    Making this dress has been on my mind for over a year, and, par for the course for some of my most favorite makes, I was inspired by a dress I found on pinterest! It’s by designer Mara Hoffman (who has a really lovely eye for modern prints, color and style and knows exactly how […] Continue >

  • Confetti Dress

    Confetti Dress

    I tried making this dress several years ago when I was a) not yet as adept at fitting clothes to my body b) not yet as adept at matching perfect fabric to perfect pattern and c) not yet as adept at handling silk. Needless to say, it was a not a win. I blame it…

  • Snowbunny In the Desert

    Snowbunny In the Desert

    This is a two-for one post because the garments looked so good together I couldn’t bear to separate them! Let’s start with the jacket, which has inspired more ridiculous stories and posts on my instagram account than I ever imagined. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jasika Nicole (@jasikaistrycurious) The jacket pattern…

  • Cielo Dress in Vintage-Inspired Silk

    Cielo Dress in Vintage-Inspired Silk

    The fabulousness of this dress was a huge surprise for me! I thought that the design might be a bit too simple to pack the big punch I was hoping for, but it absolutely delivered and I am happy to learn, once again, that you can’t always judge a pattern by it’s model photos! Not…

  • Amy Jumpsuit in Watercolor Voile

    Amy Jumpsuit in Watercolor Voile

    Well I am definitely late, in North America at least, with sharing this make since it’s top of the summer wear but decidedly fall now. This jumpsuit still works well in Los Angeles where it continues to bake like an oven (high of 93 degrees yesterday) but here in Vancouver it’s a whole 30 degrees…

  • Oberlin Tote from Klum House

    Oberlin Tote from Klum House

    Hey, y’all! Today’s post is brought to you by Klum House, an online store for makers that sells patterns and bag making kits in streamlined, simple designs with beautiful, high quality tools and materials. Klum House reached out to me recently to help launch their new and improved Oberlin tote bag release, and my initial…

  • A Jumpsuit in Wheated Silk

    A Jumpsuit in Wheated Silk

    This fabric, which I believe is a silk crepe, was gifted to me by a woman that teaches at the pilates/yoga studio I go to. She was a fashion student at FIDM and accumulated lots of beautiful fabric over the years from friends and family adding to her stash, but apparently she just never really…

  • Vintage 90’s Swing Dress

    Vintage 90’s Swing Dress

    Technically this pattern is from 1989 but I think it’s fair to put it solidly in the style of the 90’s- that close fitting, raised collar, that back tie, and that high, curved waistline are just so reminiscent of babydoll dresses- it all screams PAIR ME WITH SOME DR MARTENS! Which I have clearly not…

  • Blue Leopard Print Wrap Dress

    Blue Leopard Print Wrap Dress

    This stunning, buttery, vivid leopard print silk was gifted to me from Elisalex of By Hand London many months ago after we decided to do a fabric exchange. I was working in Vancouver and oohing and ahhing on instagram over the beautiful slubby linen Blackbird Fabrics had recently stocked. Elisalex wanted to get her hands…

  • Dawn Jeans, Zebra Shirt, Gold Heels

    Dawn Jeans, Zebra Shirt, Gold Heels

    There are three separate makes in this post so this is gonna be a BLOOOONG one (I’m coining this term and I hope it really takes off lol). First up are the Dawn jeans by Megan Nielsen, a pattern filling the holes of many jeans-loving sewists the world over. I must admit, when I first…

  • Green Silk and Velvet

    Green Silk and Velvet

    Hi hi hi hi hiiiiii! It’s been foreverrrrr since I posted here, but not forever since I made anything, hahaha. Here are some excuses: I got a beautiful camera of my own for Christmas last year to replace Claire’s DSLR that I usually used to take blog photos and make audition tapes. Her camera is…

  • The Eponine Dress and Furry Heels

    The Eponine Dress and Furry Heels

    I call it The Eponine Dress for reasons that are obvious if you are familiar at all with Les Miz- Eponine’s character is beautiful, sad, and tragic, having faced more hardships than any one young woman ever should, pining after a lost love while surviving on the streets of Paris during the French Revolution (well,…

  • Candy Striped Tully Pants + Baby Blue Slides

    Candy Striped Tully Pants + Baby Blue Slides

      View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jasika Nicole (@jasikaistrycurious) I’m really proud of this make because it gave me a chance to demonstrate perseverance to myself in a way that I don’t always experience with sewing! About a year and a half ago when in Vancouver for work, I brought a…

  • DKNY Dress in Leopard Tencel Twill

    DKNY Dress in Leopard Tencel Twill

    I have had Vogue 1287 by DKNY in my stash for a long time but was always hesitant to make it because it seemed like it would be complicated to grade out at the hips and I was afraid I wouldn’t fit a straight size in this pattern. As per usual, I am frustrated by…

  • A Golden Dress for Your Grandma

    A Golden Dress for Your Grandma

    We are way overdue for a #grandmachic make! This gorgeous dress was finished months ago and was purely inspired by the pattern image on the envelope. I had been looking for a pattern like this for so long, and had even attempted to draft/hack something close to it (it was the original inspiration for the…

  • Starry Night Dress

    Starry Night Dress

    It’s been a while since I said this but….this dress was a JOURNEY, hahaha! I have a conservative but beautiful stack of Vogue Paris Originals in my pattern stash, most of which were gifted as Christmas and birthday presents over the years, which I am slowly making my way through. I think I may have…

  • Starburst Dress for Stylemaker Fabrics Blog Tour 2019

    Starburst Dress for Stylemaker Fabrics Blog Tour 2019

    Hey hey hey! I am chuffed (can you tell I have British friends on IG??) to be a part of this year’s Stylemaker Fabrics Spring Tour! The tour is an opportunity for fabric lovers to be introduced to and inspired by all the new textiles that the Stylemaker Fabrics online store has to offer, and…

  • A Rigel Bomber for Claire

    A Rigel Bomber for Claire

    I make Claire stuff all the time- hoodies, binders, approximately 326 pairs of Hudson pants- but not all of it gets catalogued here on my blog. Mostly because getting photos of myself in my makes seems to take forever, so trying to schedule an additional person feels downright preposterous. But every once in a while,…

  • Purple Backless Dress and Turquoise Animal Print Heels

    Purple Backless Dress and Turquoise Animal Print Heels

    This little purple number is made from a fav vintage pattern, Butterick 3867, that I first blogged about here a few years ago, but it was inspired by a pinterest image (below) that kept popping up in my feed over the fall. Apparently it’s a look from the upcoming Spring 2019 Madewell line up, and although…

  • Oslo Coat + Phillipa Pants + No Frills Sweater

    Oslo Coat + Phillipa Pants + No Frills Sweater

    Whoah! Long time, no blog, eh?? Excuse me while I get comfy and settle into these old digs… I will not bore you with what a busy, roller coaster of a couple months it has been, but if you are on instagram you will know that I have been busy making and planning and storying,…

  • Sointu Tee Hack

    Sointu Tee Hack

    This was such an unexpectedly fun (and quick!) dress to make! I was moderately impressed by the Sointu Tee by Named Patterns a few years ago when I made it while filming in Savannah, GA, eventually pairing it with my Sasha Trousers, and while I love the way it looks and fits, for some reason it’s…