Category Archives: Cotton + Steel

I hit up my Seamwork library again for the Veronica pattern, and she did not disappoint. I have so many good things to say about this pattern! First of all, the silhouette of this dress is just perfect. Its flattering and modest, and so very classic. I want to compare it to the Staple Dress, […]

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  • My remembering to add pockets tip: trace off extra copies of your favorite pocket piece and store a pocket in with the pattern pieces of a pattern you want to make again with pockets. My fave is from the true bias southport and I’m about to add them into a McCall’s maxi dress to wear to a wedding.ReplyCancel

I thought today would be as good as any to showcase my Ogden cami’s. I have been making them almost daily, and most days I have made two or three. I’ve already show you a couple here and here, and today I’ll show some more. Its just such a good pattern that yields a great […]

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Back in March, the husband bought me Rifle Paper Co’s latest fabric collection, Wonderland for my birthday. My very favorite print in the collection is the green floral rayon (okay, it’s actually a black background, but it reads green to me). Cotton + Steel has the very best rayon in my opinion. It’s so soft and supple, […]

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  • so cute, meredith!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    So glad you posted about this! I have the red colorway of that rayon and can’t figure out what to make with it. I’ve been curious about sew over it patterns too. In love with their new penny dress but was reluctant to try it. Looking forward to seeing more of their stuff from you!ReplyCancel

    • They have so many patterns to choose from, and I think they are well done. There are plenty of patterns I would say no to, but they seem to do a great job. I’ll definitely be making more. ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful dress Meredith! I’ll keep that in mind re Cotton & Steel rayon’s quality being the best. I had stopped being a rayon fan a while ago – tired of the fraying, pilling and in general just lack of endurance :) But rayons can really showcase a beautiful print like in your case! I have made Sew Over It Ultimate Shift dress and couldn’t recommend this pattern enough! It’s one of my go-to’s :)ReplyCancel

    • I love their Shift Dress! I haven’t made it but I do love the ones I’ve seen from others. Shift dresses don’t tend to look great on me in my current curvy state, but my husband is helping me to get in better shape so I hope to give it a go in the future. ReplyCancel

  • This is darling! I made the By Hand London Anna dress out of this fabric and it is by far one of my favorite makes! I just bought the Sew Over It shirt dress pattern, but I need to figure out what fabric to use :)ReplyCancel

  • The dress looks so pretty on you! The great thing about rayon is that it drapes so nicely that even if it’s too big it’s not super obvious. I agree that the Cotton + Steel rayon is the best. I love working with it. The only Sew Over It pattern I’ve made is the Heather dress but I’ve got the Ultimate trousers pattern waiting for me to make eventually.ReplyCancel

    • I just signed up for their PDF club and the Heather dress is one of the patterns I’ve been eyeing. Do you love it? ReplyCancel

I finished up some Market and custom projects recently which freed up some time for making the kids some clothing. They keep growing taller (why do they do this?) and I try to keep up. I ordered a bunch of fabric a while back and assembling patterns when I had some time.  The top I’m […]

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When we moved to Tennessee, Wallace transitioned from a toddler bed to a twin size. This change brought with it a need and opportunity to make a new quilt for my growing boy.  Wallace loves fabric, and he’s pretty vocal about his opinions on anything that affects him. So I thought it was wise to […]

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