Remember these jeans? After wearing them for the whole day on my birthday they came straight out of the wash and into my to-be-adjusted pile in the sewing room (and I forgot about them so they aren’t actually included in last weekends count). This week I had a look at tweaking the fit so I… Continue reading 1981-2021
I didn’t feel like sewing today so I thought I’d spend the time looking over my wardrobe. Partly to remind myself of long buried items I’ve forgotten about, but also to think about what I have been wearing and where there may be gaps I need to fill. I found this exercise interesting, not just… Continue reading What do I even wear?!
I’ve been one of the people who had the misfortune of having my birthday just as the whole Coronavirus thing kicked off… very literally, we were put into lockdown a week before my birthday last year!! At that time the hope was always that it would only last a few months and then we could… Continue reading 1981
I managed a few days off recently – more of a ‘use them or loose them’ kind of holiday days, so I spent them doing what any self respecting seamstress would…. doing whatever I felt like. I’ve had a bit of a slump recently… with sewing… knitting… Instagram… and well, pretty much everything. So when… Continue reading Shopping the stash
I’ve become a huge fan of the Archer Shirt by Grainline, I remember when it was released and I looked at the ruffle on the back and thought ick, I’m never going to wear anything like that and otherwise it’s a boring shapeless shirt. Well, I am very prepared to eat those words of mine… Continue reading Archer shirt hacking
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