For the first time since I started sewing there was a sewing meet up in my home city. This was awesome on several levels, I got to meet other people in the area who also love sewing and I didn’t have to spend a fortune travelling there and what have you. It was organised as… Continue reading This is what happens when you go to a fabric swap
My big achievement over the summer was finally making my own trousers. I did start off easily with culottes, very little fitting to worry about there. Moving onto some more complicated trousers… with a zip fly no less!! I wanted quite a casual fit, again so that it would be just that little easier to… Continue reading Things I learned while making trousers
This really is the story of my (sewing) life! I make something… I like it… I make another million! The most recent victim pattern that this has happened to has been the Willow Tank from Grainline. I’m not sure if anyone noticed this year but it has been hot, it has even been hot up north.… Continue reading Why stick with just one?
One of my favourite makes this year so far (I know, that doesn’t exactly narrow it down) is one I’ve made before. This is now my third Blackwood cardigan. So I won’t bore you with the details of size, fit, adjustments… it’s exactly the same as my grey sparkly one. If you are new to… Continue reading Playing with texture
I think I did this last year, take a big break from blogging that is. I’m not sure why, I don’t have the excuse of a house move this year, but I just never seemed to get myself in gear. I think it’s down to the taking of photographs. Who wants to bother with getting… Continue reading Pyjamas… nearly
Well it’s official, we’ve hit the halfway mark of the year… well we did a few days ago. So I thought it might be an idea to see if I’m on track with my make 9! I’ve never done this challenge before, and I’m very aware that my sewing tends to be ‘whatever I’m in… Continue reading How many nines did you make?
I seem to have an issue with Sew House Seven patterns… they put up a picture of a new release and I’m obsessed with making it immediately… and I must say, to the detriment of the rest of my sewing que! This happened with the Toaster sweaters, and it has struck again with Tabor!! I… Continue reading Tabor… with stars on it!