**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.
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*.
*And associated ramblings. Warning, many outbound links. My youngest sister had a great book called The Queen Who Stole the Sky when we were growing up. The Queen had it made into a dress and while the rest of the country lived in darkness and cold, she had a fabulous dress that changed colour throughout … More Stolen Sky Sweater*
This is my third and final entry for Indie Pattern Month 2017: Indie Royalty. This post has already been published over on the Monthly Stitch blog, but For Indie Royalty I have chosen to make a mini collection of 4 pieces, 4 outfits – so Project Runway right now. These makes includes 2 repeat makes … More Indie Pattern Month 17: Indie Royalty
So named because this pink monstrosity very nearly became another lost in space UFO in the ‘What was I thinking?’ category. You may remember that I was planning on making an athleisure style dropped shoulder sweatshirt out of this neon pink velvet. So far, so… good? Well, here’s problem #1: It appears people aren’t making athleisure … More I’m your Venus.
I love the Day of the Dead imagery. I know it’s not for everyone – but there’s something about a multi-coloured skull that does it for me. This sweatshirt is made from fleece I bought at the Hospice Shop in Oamaru on a roadie with my man. The decal was purchased in Adelaide while staying … More Sweatshirt of the Dead.