This was my last finished item of 2020, and pretty much the only best thing to come out of it! I’m kidding of course, there were other good parts of last year, I’d just have liked there to have been more of them (and less of the horrendously bad things). But still, this is absolutely… Continue reading Duffel Coat!
Sewing has been an interesting process this year, it’s been the one of the main things that has kept me sane, kept my mind busy, and kept things feeling fairly normal. That being said, it has felt like a very different process for me this year. I have noticed many more ‘sewing fails’ and I’m… Continue reading Make nine the lockdown edition
I’m starting to see the usual influx of round-up posts on Instagram and on the few blogs which are still going. It has of course spurred me to thinking about my own year of sewing… and of the year in general. To put it lightly, it’s been an odd one. One of the main things… Continue reading The inevitable round up
This post was going to start with a story about a jumper that I made many years ago… one that I absolutely loved… and one I thought I’d lost on a recent trip to Aran. Then this happened… My lovely partner J was digging his Christmas jumper collection out for work this year and mentioned… Continue reading Winter Wardrobe… a whole outfit!
How many times have you seen a fashion trend and thought ‘I want that in my wardrobe’. I found this with jumpsuits over the last year. There are just jumpsuits everywhere, jumpsuit sewing patterns that are absolutely amazing… I don’t think I need to mention how popular the Zadie jumpsuit has been do I? I… Continue reading Admitting defeat
Ok I think now might be a good time to have a look at the items I made over the summer in 2019 saying as it’s less likely I’ll be wearing them heading into winter…. or will I? Last time I did a ‘one year on’ I went all the way up to the end… Continue reading One Year On… the Summer edition
I’ve been gradually working on the rest of my winter wardrobe plans as the weather has been just getting worse. This time my attention has been on the Galaxy Tee which is a free pattern from Pattern Scissors Cloth (though you can make a donation towards the hard work that clearly went into producing this… Continue reading Winter Wardrobe: Galaxy
The weather has definitely started to turn now. The leaves are browning, the sloe berries have been picked (and added to gin), and the jumpers have been brought out from the back of the wardrobe. A little while ago I spent some time thinking very carefully about what additions I would like for (and what… Continue reading Winter Wardrobe : Renfrew
I am a little upset with Fibre Mood at the moment. Don’t worry, they haven’t done anything horrendous or anything. But I bought Edition 9 of their magazine just for the Norma pattern – there are other really lovely patterns in this magazine… but I was in it for Norma…. then a week later they… Continue reading Norma
Sustainability is something that has been at the front of the handmade communities mind for some time now. I’m sure you’ll be aware of the ‘Sew Yourself Sustainable’ challenge that is going on in the Instagram world right now. This item isn’t part of that challenge, but it is a sterling bit of recycling! Many… Continue reading Reduce, Reuse, Recycle