If you've spent any time around my blog or social media, you know I love plaid. And I love sewing plaid. And apparently, I love sewing with Robert Kaufman Mammoth plaid. Because I've made a vintage dress with it, and a vintage tie-front topper, and now, in my latest YouTube video, I sewed a vintage jumper dress with it! I used Butterick B5748, which I wouldn't exactly call a tried and true pattern yet, but it's ... Read more »
Sewing knits: vintage style turtleneck sweater
Late last year, I blogged about a 1950s jumper dress that I sewed and I still really love that dress. It's the perfect thing to layer over a turtleneck when it's chilly. And it's only early early spring, so it's definitely still chilly! All it needed was some quick sewing knits projects. Which... I didn't do. But frankly, continuing to wear that dress a lot (and planning a similar one soon) meant I no longer had an ... Read more »
My 3 favorite handmade vintage coats
If it's one thing I love to sew, it's vintage coats and jackets! Since sewing my very first jacket a decade ago, I've made several. I love the process of slowing down with tailoring techniques, and plotting a major project like a coat. And I Iove to wear them! My latest YouTube video is a little "sew and tell" of my favorite three coats that I've made. Spoiler alert: two of them haven't even all made it to this blog! ... Read more »
Why should you be tracing sewing patterns?
Are you tracing your sewing patterns when you sew? I have for years, and it's one of the keys to my sewing progress (and prowess)! If you search my blog for the words trace or tracing, dozens and dozens of results come up. I trace sewing patterns all the time! Both vintage and modern. But why should you be doing it? As I'm kicking things into gear on YouTube (I've been having way more fun than I expected!), I ... Read more »
Wondrella knit along starts today—join the KAL!
If you follow me on Instagram or on my new YouTube channel, or you're on my mailing list (sign up here), you may have heard me hinting at starting a knit along for my latest knitting pattern, Wondrella. Well my friends, today is the day! Over on YouTube, I've officially launched the Wondrella knit along today. This video serves as our intro and first knit along post! In the knit along, I'll be walking through a ... Read more »
How I pattern hack a vintage & modern pattern together & sew a dress!
If you've followed me a long time anywhere on these here interwebs, you know that I love to hack sewing patterns. Hack patterns together, hack them into different cuts and style, you name it, I'll hack it. I knew one of the first things I wanted to do on my new YouTube channel (did you miss my launch?!) was a video where I walked through how I hacked one of my favorite bodices. It's a bit of a tutorial! Quick ... Read more »
Tasha Could Make That is now on YouTube!
Hello friends! It's with a lot of excitement and just as much (or more!) nervousness, that I'm announcing today that I'm finally on YouTube! I've had a lot of requests over the years to do more video content for vintage sewing and knitting. And though I have done a bunch of Instagram stories, mainly talking through sewing projects, it's not nearly as 'official' as a dedicated channel for things! But particularly ... Read more »
Wondrella cardigan – new knitting pattern!
My Wondrella cardigan pattern is finally here! Meet the fun and flirty vintage-inspired batwing-sleeve cardigan of your dreams. Get it on Ravelry and Payhip. Stay tuned for a special announcement at the end... 😉 Wondrella is the ideal vintage-inspired sweater to dress up an outfit! It features a luscious texture from the fuzzy lace weight yarn that’s carried along with a fingering weight, to give you a sumptuous ... Read more »
The jumper dress I didn’t know that I really wanted
Hello, friends! I greet you after a road trip to visit family over Christmas, with a project I sewed and photographed a few weeks ago but hadn't had the time to write about. Because I fully intended to write about this dress once I'd finished it, as it kind of surprised me how much I liked it. I originally had the idea to use this 1950s pattern, Advance 7747, with some Spoonflower cotton sateen in a winter print. So I ... Read more »
Two-stripe Legendaire pullovers
In April, I released my Legendaire pullover knitting pattern (get it on Ravelry or Payhip). I still love this pattern so much, particularly the wide short turtleneck of Version 1. One of my absolutely favorite necklines—I can't get enough of it! Being, well, me, I immediately riffed on my own three-stripe design and knit a version this spring in two stripes. This was knit in KnitPicks Palette, which is also a ... Read more »
Dreamy boucle cardigan and a dress
How about something completely different? And by different, really I mean the same—I'm sharing a couple of finished projects. That's the bread and butter of what I do 'round here, after all. But it's been awhile since I've shared anything except the knitting patterns I've worked on this year, so I'm here to change that! Ironically part of this outfit started off as something I intended to make into a cardigan pattern ... Read more »
Fortesse beret – new knitting pattern
Did you catch my Fortesse pullover knitting pattern release? Today I've released the Fortesse beret, a wonderful knitting pattern to make a perfect vintage-inspired matched set with the pullover. Get the pattern on Ravelry and Payhip! The Fortesse beret, like the pullover, is knit in worsted weight yarn. Which means this beret is a quick knit! The sample and matching sweater is in Brooklyn Tweed Tones. I just ... Read more »