I sometimes wonder if I know myself at all. There’s a rhythm to my sewing productivity and I’m astounded that I have, until now, been so blissfully unaware of this that at the beginning of the year I made a pledge that involved a monthly sewing target. A monthly sewing target! I’m putting in a… Continue reading annual rhythms – sewing, not in circles, but in cycles
Yep. Truly delighted cackles. Delighted cackles emitted, by me, on pulling this: from its hanger. Yes, it’s so bright it’s attracted a fly. Yes, it’s too bright for work. Yes, the ancient cotton will tire quicker than a toddler on a trampoline. However. Whatever. Aloha autumn! This dress is the colour of the nectarine that… Continue reading Delighted cackles
Felicitations fellow fabric fans. How are things with you today? Things are tickety-boo in our tiny township, the sky has been blue and the step count has been high. Good news because I’m part of a Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) team and step counts count. Go Library Academicals! Yea-s… and back to the clothes. As I’ve… Continue reading Things from other things
I’m on a quest and I think dear Reader that I will need your assistance. I’m looking for a pattern for the perfect sleeveless shell. I want a pattern that uses maybe a metre or a metre and a half of fabric. A pattern that can be used with my odd-shaped leftovers, my remnants and my… Continue reading In Search of a Sleeveless Shell – Diana Variation
In remnants of red gauzy linen, cream checked cotton and a uneven oblong of flowery vintage something. The pattern I used was the ‘1930s’ Blouse’ from the book that tied-in with second series of the Great British Sewing Bee – ‘The Great British Sewing Bee: Sew Your Own Wardrobe’. Don’t have the book? Here is… Continue reading 1930s’ Blouse – Great British Sewing Bee
set by Sew 2 Pro. You see that new button to the side? That’s a Great British Sewing Bee Challenge button. I was wondering if this shirt: Bought in a spirit of Jubliee red, white and blue inspired optimism two whole years ago could be combined with a trio of inspirations, The… Continue reading Taking up the Challenge…
Let us consider the evidence. A prim tablecloth reincarnated as a circle skirt: Kinda cool as she may look above I have mentioned before how she just didn’t work for me. The poor unloved circular creature was consigned to the airing cupboard where she lay crumpled for many a month. There was a brief… Continue reading What a difference a dye makes!