Finished – hoorah! And I wore them solidly all weekend. You will see here that I tried to style them as per the pattern art work. A little hat-tip to my girl Liza Mae. These puppies are 100% from stash: linen from the #gfh16; thread was from an advent swap from many years ago, in … More Linen Lilac Lounge Love.
When I started this blog, I had a strict format of what I was and wasn’t going to post: it was only a sewing blog, I would only post finished outfits, always include a photo of the pattern, always include a photo of the garment hanging as well as on person… I like guidelines, structure, … More Nothing to see here.
*This is a bit of a play on our last name – van den Broek – which means “from the marsh” but broek also means pants in Dutch, and of course the Dutch national colour is orange so I couldn’t resist. Happy New Year all. Alex and I spent a month in Peru over December … More Oranje Broeken*.
Hi friends, Sorry I’ve been absent, both here and in the comments section of your beautiful sharing spaces. It’s been a really hard end to the year for a lot of reasons and tomorrow we are off on an ‘off the grid’ a holiday for a month. A much needed respite. See you in 2017, … More See you in 2017
Subtitle: An ode to the generosity of other sewers. I have wanted to make a jumpsuit for a while. But let me tell you, I have a solid aversion to getting mostly naked to pee anywhere apart from my own home or a camping trip. Enter the ‘faux-jumpsuit’ – a two-piece masquerading as a one-piece. … More Is it a top? Is it culottes? No, it’s a faux-jumpsuit.
So I think I am going to do this SWAP (Sewing With A Plan) thing. It’s pretty exciting, I’m not going to lie. Thanks especially to Steph and Kate for the encouragement to take the leap! Firstly I was thinking about entering because I thought it would be fun to do. I was trying to … More SWAP 2017.
Firstly apologies for being a bit out of action lately on reading and commenting on your blogs. This EQ has knocked me a bit, and I sort of ostriched for the last week. I did spend a lot of time sewing which was very restorative, and also some planning for SWAP. I think I’m *in* peeps! My … More How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb(er jacket).
Thanks so much for all your kind words and support. It has meant so much and I have so appreciated it. For those of you who are interested to know more, I thought this video might be of interest. Watch here. Our city has fared surprisingly well. I think because everything that has fallen down … More More Earthquake updates.
Just a quick update to say that we are all safe and sound here, although we have had a long sleepless night and feel pretty unsettled today. Thanks so much to those of you who contacted me to ask how we are. Very kind and much appreciated. X
So Emily Ann and a number of others have recently done this Seamstress Tag questionnaire that’s been going round, I think primarily on IG. It’s been so nice getting to know people more. Emily Ann also did a show and tell of her working space (in a separate post), and I’ve tried to incorporate that here … More The Seamstress Tag.