GBSB · jersey · self-drafted · sewalong · Sewing · Sporty Summer Sewathon

Spectator Sport

Did you know that here in the UK it’s National Sport Week?  I only know because there have been events at both of the children’s schools, one of which the eldest-and-newly-a-teenager gave us permission to attend.  “Permission!” I hear you snort.  I know, sigh, but it’s an improvement on last year.  Last year I didn’t even get to find out… Continue reading Spectator Sport

Burda 7791 · jersey · Jungle January · Sewing · Stretch

Dating leggings.

No, not a new show on Tacky TV.  A unimportant conundrum I challenge you to solve.  You might want to pop on some sunglasses, it’s going to get bright. I have had these leggings a long, long, long time. They are vintage/original/so-old-the-elastic-is-starting-to-crackle Benetton.  Now, without going into the loft and fighting through several boxes of… Continue reading Dating leggings.

Burda · jersey · Sewing · So Zo... pattern · Stretch

Dr. Stretchlove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Jersey

Lets play word association shall we? “Stretch fabrics.” “It’s the 1980s, my wardrobe is that of a radical undertaker:  Black stretchy leggings and over-sized t-shirts that demand you SAVE OUR SEAS or join THE EIGHT LEGGED GROOVE MACHINE.  I have terrible hair.” “Pants and vest.” “PE.  Track briefs.  Forgetting your stuff.  Track briefs.  Cross-Country in… Continue reading Dr. Stretchlove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Jersey