piping covered with self fabric

Adding piping to your seams can add such a special touch. It's totally worth the extra bit of work as it can make your seams more prominent and beautiful. 

Piping comes in lots of different colors and is generealy covered in a basic cotton fabric but it looks extra fancy when you create piping covered with self fabric. Whether your pattern calls for it or not, you can add piping to seams if you want to spruce up the design a little. Here's a little tutorial to show you how to cover store bought piping with self fabric.

self covered piping on Simone dress

I used it here in the Simone dress because I wanted to add prominence to the seamlines of the front placket. I broke up the monotony of the blue fabric by added a running stitch in anchor threads to match the piping in order to integrate the colours.

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kazz wears her version of the anouk dress


Kazz had posted her version of Anouk last week on Sew weekly, and it was completely AWESOME!!! I was so excited to show it off here.   A girl after my own heart, she's mixed my two favorite materials together, leather and chiffon.  Aye carumba! I get so happy to see super personalized versions of the patterns, and Kazz has such a vibrant, eccletic sense of style and she completely did it justice! 

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victory patterns celebrates one year anniversary

Today marks the first birthday for Victory Patterns! Yaaay!!!! This time last year I had been sitting on a couch with my super amazing brother for about two solid weeks with numb bums while we worked on building the website, eating the weirdest food, listening to comedy radio, pulling all nighters until it was born into the world. That was one of the best feelings ever! This year has been pretty amazing and I want to say thank you to every single person who's visited the site, taken the time to poke around, buy a pattern, make a garment, leave a lovely comment, give me advice, and shown their support. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!  

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illustration of woman wearing vintage dress


I went on a vintage glass button hunt at the St.Lawrence Antique Market this weekend, and although I found some beauties,  I came across these illustrations that were way more exciting! This set of hand painted lithograph prints are from an old unknown catologue, and I flirted with the vendor so that he would let me take some photos (please tell me it was worth it)!  Some of the illustrations include a pattern draft technical, which reminds me of these books from Anna's collection. It's kind of bonkers how pretty they are so and I wanted to share them with you. 

(I want every one of these cloche hats, ga!)

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I moved into my studio last year after working from home. I love this little space,  It's really nice to get out of the house and have a cozy place to work. On the downside, I can't distract myself with episodes of The Wire. I loved a lot of things about working from home, but I really missed seeing people every day. I'm lucky to be surronded by so many creative and talented makers and artists in this space, which is really inspiring and helpful in giving me drive when I need it. I'll do a little post one day about all of the amazing work everyone else here does, because it's all super beautiful. But here's a little tour of my studio... it's usually much more messy!!


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Anna wearing her version of Roxanne


I deliberated while making this pattern whether to make a dress option. Silly me! After seeing Anna's version I'm kicking myself a bit. I'm so happy to see this blouse turned into a dress. I think it turned out so great and I'm going to have to make one up for myself.  It seems like everything Anna touches turns to romance. How does she do it?!?

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Anabelas wedding dress hanging in the window
I had the pleasure of working  with Anabela from Fieldguided in creating her dream dress for her wedding, which took place this past September. When she asked me to make her dress, my heart started to race in a panic kind of way. I'm pretty accident-prone, so working with miles of delicate WHITE fabric is not something I trust myself with. Also, I'm a little bit scared of brides!

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Oona wearing her version of the Nicola dress


Wowowow! This is one of the first versions of Nicola I've seen, and what an awesome dress! The fabric has such a beautiful vintage vibe, which I think goes great with this style. Oona rocks this style, and was kind enough to share her amazing fabric finds, in case you are craving blushy mauve tones with pretty golden flecks. I know I am!


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vintage 1950's gathered balenciaga sleeve

Balenciaga sleeve photographed by Iving Penn via I'm Obsessed With This

I have to confess, I get a little excited when I see a good sleeve. I don't care what kind of it is: raglan, dolman, kimono, puffy, bishop, circle, long, short ... I love them all! They have the potenial to raise the wow factor of a garment by miles. Here's a few that are pretty stunning. Do you have a favorite kind of sleeve?

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