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.
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
*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
Contrary to what my blog may communicate, I have actually been doing a lot of sewing recently. Mostly for my Cabaret Wardrobe; pieces which are just too damn cold to model at this time of the year. I will get some of those up soon, well TBH probably August at the earliest. Because… IT’S INDIE … More Inari Dress: Evidence that sewing has been happening.
The next instalment in the *Naomi makes all the pants* saga has arrived. These are the Named ( ❤ ) Alpi Chinos. I like the fact that if you say the pattern name fast it sounds like a fancy coffee (as Jo said) or Al Pacinos – “Say hello to my little friends.” However given … More The Auber-chinos.
When I first discovered Named patterns it was love at first sight. I love all their designs and they seem to design things that I know will suit my tall, relatively straight up and down frame. I also have a great desire to be comfortable above all else; basically my dream is to be wearing … More Named for Me.
I had this idea that I wanted to post every week in 2016, with the idea being that it would ensure that creativity features in my life regularly. And I’ve done well until April. However, the plan should not rule the purpose so I’m being kind to myself at the moment and will post when … More Purpose vs Plan