Monday, September 22, 2014

Elie Saab Ilustration

I finally had some free time this weekend to catch up with my favorite sewing blogs, do some prep work for some selfish sewing, blog about that bra I sewed 4 months ago (I know! I'm such a bad blogger. But I'm trying to do better, promise), and scan this drawing I made a few months ago.

I took some time this weekend to gather my thoughts and figure out how I wanted to move forward with my blog set up. You might remember I babbled on about this a while ago here. Well, I have decided split the content between my two blogs. 

This one will remain my illustration blog and I will be blogging about my sewing projects, knitting, fashion design, etc on my new sewing blog. So, if you are more interested in my sewing you might want to follow there. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sewing Patterns Update and Sew Along!

Currently, I have been going full steam ahead with my new pattern business. This has, of course, meant a silent lull on this blog - but really? I've never been that great at keeping up to date with the blog anyway.

I thought I'd update you on what's going on at the moment and clue you in on something really exciting coming up on September 29th:


Yup, I'm hosting my first ever sew along over on the Jolie Marie Louise blog. You can visit the link above to get all the deets and follow the blog to stay in the loop. I'd love it if you'd join us!

I recently got a new table for my work space which is exclusively meant for sewing. You have no idea how great this has been! Before this, I was sewing on a small desk that barely had any space to hold the whole garment while sewing it - it would just hang from EVERY edge. It was very uncomfortable. It was also very useful when taking photographs for the sew along, which is coming up very soon!

Also, on the social media front, I have now streamlined my Twitter and Instagram accounts with a name change. I don't tweet much really, but if you still want you can now follow me: @JMLPatterns. Usually where you'll find me most often is instagram: @joliemarielouise

And, last but not least, I have opened an etsy shop for the patterns! It's been my dream for years to have an etsy shop so it was pretty monumental and symbolic when I created it last week. There's only one pattern at the moment but I plan on stocking it up a bit more with some new releases throughout next year.  You can go show it some love here: JML Etsy Shop.

I hope to see you guys at the sew along. Happy Friday!

Thursday, August 14, 2014


I love how cute and sassy cats are, so naturally I had to create an illustration inspired by them. It's been a really busy week but I was able to put together this print yesterday from a kitty cat drawing I created last week. I had so much fun! It's definitely my favorite one so far. I want to get one for my desk and one as a gift to my sister.

This print is available here

Sunday, August 3, 2014


This is a sketch I first shared a glimpse of in this post. I ended up developing it further and finished it a few weeks ago but couldn't find the time to blog about it until today. I have another illustration finished that I need to scan and upload.
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