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.
A little late with my monthly round up and a very quiet month creatively speaking. It was a heavy work month and so there was not a lot of time for other things. Sewing While I didn’t do any garment sewing I did make 25 metres of bunting for my friends art project she organised … More March 2018.
I didn’t make any pants this month – this feels like admitting to falling off my self imposed wagon! I do have some lovely denim washed and ready to go for the Waffle Patterns Pinda Pants, but I want to get a little further into making my pants block before I cut into it. So … More February 2018.
As a new user of Instagram I’ve found the immediacy of that platform really great. But I don’t want to stop having longer and hopefully more informative discussions on my blog. I’m going to trial a monthly post with recaps of what I’ve made and see how that goes. Let’s see, shall we? (The side … More January 2018.
At last count I have made something like 44 articles of clothing this year, and a small number of other projects. This feels pretty mammoth, especially when you consider that for the first three months of the year I only made two items. So, it’s been productive. I’m pretty shattered from a year that has … More 2017: highs, lows and in betweens
Here are some more things I have made recently, but not gotten around to photographing. After the success of my two Named Clothing Quinn Shirts, I had the shirt bug and also, two other patterns to try. The first was the Papercut Meissa Shirt which my sister gave me the pattern for, she also gave … More Spring Shirting
I bought the True Bias Lander Pants pattern the week it came out. For a person who lives in trousers, and loves making them, I am woefully short on pants patterns. I do have plans to remedy this, I have my eye on the Victory Patterns Esme Pants, and the Closet Case Files Sasha. However, … More I like wide pants and I cannot lie.
I made up a spreadsheet the other night of all my sewing this year – 38 garments to date! But I am woefully behind on blogging about it all. So I’m doing some batch blogging. Here are some things I’ve made recently but not yet blogged. This first top is a Named Clothing Inari hack. … More On the Tops of the World.