13 October, 2014
gonewandering added the project baby elephant for Jack
A stuffed elephant for my nephew! I used a great pattern by the Etsy shop “DIY Fluffies”. Definitely the cutest thing I’ve ever made.
10 October, 2014
gonewandering added the project slipstream v2.0
I have a great fleece jacket (slipstream) from Mountain Equipment Co-op that I purchased many years ago. It’s gotten a lot of use over the years and now has holes and is generally worn out. They …
gonewandering added the project black moss skirt
My first Moss Skirt – as usual, a great pattern from grainline studio. Great fit, great instructions, great skirt!
4 May, 2014
gonewandering added the project Gerard!
Along with many others, I love the look of the Gerard coat by Republique du Chiffon. A perfect slouchy spring-fall coat. I had a hard time deciding what size to make – I wanted it to be oversized…
1 May, 2014
gonewandering added the project will it ever be summer?
I made these shorts (from the grainline studio Maritime Shorts pattern) last year right at the end of the summer, and only got to wear them a few times. We are still nowhere near shorts weather (I…
gonewandering added the project more serging... yoga pants!
As another “testing out the new serger” project, I made some yoga/lounging pants. I used the grainline studio Maritime Shorts pattern as a base for the top of the pants, and drafted legs and exten…
gonewandering added the project "I finally got a serger!" hemlocks
I finally bought myself a serger. Finally! I went with the Bernina 800DL and love it. To test it out, I bought some knit fabrics in a variety of weights and sewed up some Hemlock Tees from grain…
6 March, 2014
3 February, 2014
gonewandering added the project Lee's Portside
It’s no secret that I like using grainline’s patterns, and the Portside Travel Set is no exception – a perfect size and style for week…
23 January, 2014
gonewandering added the project oven mitts
Oven mitts were my sewn Christmas gift of choice this year – I made 4 pairs to give as gifts. I made the pattern myself based on a pair of mitts I already own, but I made them slimmer to fit small…
1 January, 2014
gonewandering added the project Vertebrates
After making grainline’s narwhal ornament I was inspired to try another species. My sister studies sturgeon, so that was the clear choice!
12 April, 2013
gonewandering commented on the project fantastic foxes
Thanks! Yes, I bought the two colours of fur at the fabric store – I knew we would find white, but I was really happy they also stocked the rust-coloured kind.
10 April, 2013
gonewandering added the project fantastic foxes
First off, I will fully admit that I one hundred percent stole this idea from the other people who’ve already done these costumes. Many great interpretations, and we’re adding just one more. We e…
gonewandering added the project surprise vest
A last-minute addition to an outfit to attend a wedding. I used leftover fabric from my dress (see “Johanna dress” project) and the Jason vest pattern. The surprise is on the inside!
gonewandering added the project fleece mitten liners
Nothing is worse than having cold hands even when you’re wearing mittens! The solution, of course, is some cozy fleece liners. I made these for my gentleman caller. I made the pattern myself – i…
gonewandering added the project I'm in the garden
A beautiful water colour print of purple and blue flowers. I used Vogue V1152 (Rebecca Taylor) except I left the sleeves off and finished the armholes instead. The interesting gathered details at…
gonewandering added the project laptop love
A simple, fleece-lined laptop sleeve made out of the same fabric as the futon pillows. Velcro closure.
gonewandering added the project Nuit Blanche
I made this dress to wear at a Mad Men themed Nuit Blanche event. I made the pattern myself, and the front cross-pieces were draped on the dress form. There’s a crinoline underneath, although it …
gonewandering added the project nap time
A couple of pillows for the futon. Nothing special except for the great print and a zipper in the back. Perfect for napping.
gonewandering added the project water ripples quilt
This is the first quilt I’ve made, and it will probably be my last (famous last words?). I started it many years ago – bought the fabric and cut the pieces. Then it sat on the shelf for a while. …
gonewandering added the project nicer than a grocery bag
I made a shopping bag pattern one day and it is definitely my most used pattern to date. These bags make great gifts! Here are just a couple. They have french seams and a facing, both of which m…
gonewandering added the project princess coat
I live in Winnipeg, Canada, where it is colder than -25 C for a generous portion of the winter. I never understand the folks in their fashion jackets and no mittens shivering at the bus stop – it …
gonewandering added the project Coachella sundress
The second of the sundresses I made for Coachella a few years ago (also see my “music festival Anda” project). I used grainline’s tiny pocket tank pattern but lengthened it and added pockets and a…
gonewandering added the project shiny skirt for Christmas
A lovely, shiny, high-waisted skirt for Christmas parties. Based on the Cynthia Rowley Simplicity pattern 2512. The pockets are original in the pattern, I didn’t add them.
gonewandering added the project David Bow(t)ie
A whimsical bowtie for a wine and cheese party. He looks a bit like the milk man in the photo, but still adorable. I know this has nothing to do with David Bowie, but I couldn’t resist given that…
gonewandering added the project navy coffee date
The ever-popular coffee date dress (with pockets). Not much to say other than I love fabric and the ruffle! Originally made to wear to a wedding, I’ve gotten tons of wear out of it since.
gonewandering added the project no sunburn button-down
I am a fish biologist by day and spend 6 months a year working from boats on lakes. I also sunburn easily. I made this shirt as a light layer that would keep me from getting a sunburn without smo…
9 April, 2013
gonewandering added the project lady of leisure
My sister got a silk robe for Christmas last year and I was immediately jealous. On top of that, Melanie Laurent wears a silk robe for a good portion of the movie “The Beginners” and it looks so c…
gonewandering added the project warm and lace
The lace in this top is from curtains I found at the thrift store. Meters and meters of fabric for pennies – it’s probably the only lace I’ll ever have to buy! I made the pattern myself, with a s…
gonewandering added the project Johanna dress
I used the “Kat Dress” pattern (grainline studio) for this dress. The pattern was originally named “Kat” for the bride of the wedding it was worn to, so I named this one Johanna who was the bride …