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.
A friend gave me this second hand curtain and I made a self drafted skirt out of it. I drafted a very wide A line skirt with a side zip and a one piece waistband. I loved those big white flowers so tried to get as much of the print on the skirt as possible. … More Garden variety skirt.
*Plus some further adventures in fabric painting. So I have been really struggling to get photos taken lately. Firstly we have been super busy and available daylight hours have been taken up with other things, the camera was out of commission, the weather was bad… you know, the normal reasons. This weekend I made a … More A trio of T-Shirts*
I love the Named Clothing Quinn Shirt pattern. Seriously, I love it! Based on the finished garment measurements I made the 40 and graded out to a 42 around the shoulders and I love the fit on this. I lowered the darts ever so slightly second time around and that is it in terms of … More Quinning.
Usually I love Winter. I know, people think I’m really weird. But I love Winter. I love being cold and getting warm, I love layering clothes, I love seeing my breath, hotwater bottles, whisky, red wine, slow cooked meals, slippers, big cardigans, frost, and clear Christchurch Winter days. But this winter has been kind of … More You Must Believe in Spring.
Finally I am blogging one of 5 unblogged SWAP items I have made over the cold months. More to follow when weather gets properly warmer and I have seen the beautician to remove my winter coat 😉 As part of my SWAP wardrobe, I had planned a kimono style over layer. Seems I was well ahead … More Named Esme Kimono hack and some musings on perfectionism
I found all your comments on my last post so incredibly helpful. Thank you! I took comments you made about my inspiration looks and distilled them into two categories: Design elements: Bold colours Graphic prints Androgynous Wearable Structured Balance – top or bottom is holding more interest What the style says: Clean Fresh Powerful Independent … More Rediscovering my style – Part 2.