I’m keeping me pledges plain this year. I’m still making clothes. I’m still wearing clothes. Layers and layers of the things – you never know when to expect the next extreme personal weather event. Any. Road. When it’s a me-made or a vintage thing I’ll be sharing it with you guys. I’m aiming to wear… Continue reading #VintagePledge #MMMay17
Not as late as the Great Prophet Zarquon – but a little close to the wire for my liking. Here we have not one but two makes to round off my Vintage Pledge year. The first is a pattern re-visit: In something indestructible in the way that only a mystery-man-made can be. I look at these photos… Continue reading Wait! Wait! I have one or two last things to show you!
A little self-knowledge is a valuable thing and I have come to the conclusion that I am not one of life’s natural knitters. Would that I were. Oh to effortlessly slip from my needles exquisite lace shawls, historically accurate river ganseys and drawers and drawers of colourful, fine-gauged socks. I have tried to improve my… Continue reading Not a natural knitter
Posting this, I’m as nervous as a Bake Off contestant approaching the Gingham Altar after a particularly gruelling technical challenge. What will everyone think? Will it be good enough for The Handshake. You know, The Hollywood Handshake. Sure, I start every make hoping to be worthy of such an accolade. However, as things progress, you… Continue reading Goth Gingham
One could argue that gnome-one else would want trousers like these. But in counter-argument I would say I care not a jot because I like them a lot! A lot a lot. I was sooo pleased to see them after the delayed-baggage-debacle. If only the little garden gnomes could talk they could tell me where they spent… Continue reading gnome-one has trousers like these
I love the idea of a hat in hot weather. Something to shade one’s face. Something to look elegant and sophisticated beneath. The reality of a hot weather hat is that I can’t get one to stay put. The merest whisper of the most gentle of on-shore breezes and pooft, my hat is cartwheeling its… Continue reading Hot Weather Hat – Simplicity 5631 #VintagePledge16
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