I thought this doozy of an ‘end of 2018 make’ deserved its own post. (Excuse some of the photos, I wanted to show process stuff and some of the images are a bit shabby!) The inspiration for this outfit was varied but mainly came from the fabric which had been in my stash since 2016 … More The Silver Mermaid Tuxedo
It’s always enjoyable to reflect on the end of the year with makes and stats. I made 56 items this year. At rough count; 11 pairs of pants 10 tops 4 jackets 2 tshirts 2 sweatshirts 1 skirt 1 cardigan 10 items for Alex 11 non-clothing items such as bunting, napkins, tote bags, cushion covers, … More December 2018 (and 2018 sewing round-up).
It’s taken a while to get this post done because I haven’t been able to get photos of Alex wearing the first thing I made this month. I had a week off in November and it meant I got some really good sewing in, and I’ve been keen to blog about it. So now it’s … More November 2018.
**Reader warning: this post contains next to no sewing, and a lot of musings on personal style. Continue at your own peril.** For the last few years, I have participated in Slow Fashion October which is run by Karen Templar. I really enjoy thinking about my wardrobe intentionally, and – like many women – often … More October 2018.
September (and October) are proving busy months at work, which severely impacts the amount of downtime I get at my sewing machines – WAH! I’ve also had a lot of performing on recently, and learning repertoire takes longer as my brain ages. But I did get a few things made in September, and they were … More September 2018.
This was a busy month for me, with the performance of a show I had been working on since January 2017. As a result, not as much sewing as usual. With the leftovers of my last Paola Turtleneck Tee, I whipped up another Basic InstincT. I had been wanting to make another slogan tee for … More August 2018.
July was a very busy month at work, and while I have about three projects cut out, and a number of others in the sewing queue, I did manage a few simple and not so simple makes this month. Lander Pants – Hack For this make of the Landers I omitted any pockets, replaced the … More July 2018.
As I alluded to in my last post, June was a tough month for us. But some sewing was still achieved. I made Alex a pair of chinos which he has thrashed since the moment the came off the machine. I made no alterations to the Ottobre pattern apart from replacing the welt pockets with … More June 2018.
I have had a lot of fun sewing for Alex recently. Thanks to Siobhan’s excellent suggestion of the Ottobre magazine, I feel like he will never need to purchase RTW again. To date I have made him two long-sleeved t-shirts, one in brown and navy floral, and one grandpa style in sage green with bottle green … More May 2018*.
I’m sure it’s no coincidence that during the term break at work (which fell for three weeks during April), I was much more productive. In **breaking news** I finally threaded my overlocker (it took about 10 attempts) and broke it in this month! And I was also sewing with a freshly serviced machine, so who … More April 2018.