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 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.
So I have a new job. I am managing a campus in the central city for our University. Without going into a long winded explanation of the minutiae of the job, the main responsibilities are outreach, promotion, event management, operational management, stakeholder engagement and generally trying to keep academic staff, general staff, upper management, students … More First day of work culottes.
I feel like just about every post that I have worked on this year is about my sister in some way, so I feel the need to introduce her to you properly. Her name is Miriam. She writes a number of blogs – this is her main creative one. She has two gorgeous sons whom … More Silky blousy pleaty drapey + sister love.
So here’s Skipper #2. This one is made with a lovely autumnal floral in a light weight wool. Another second hand fabric gift from my sister. I’ve made the neckband out of a navy from my stash, as the other colours aren’t the best for me. The navy is definitely a man-made fibre of some … More Ahoy there Autumn.
I made this dress to wear to Alex’s sister’s wedding. Some specs: It’s Autumn here in NZ, and the ceremony will be outside, late afternoon. After the ceremony, the reception is at a golf club with a sit down meal and dancing. I wanted to wear a long dress but my choices from my existing wardrobe were … More Cherry blossoms in Autumn.