I like January as it always feels full of possibility and just a little bit like a lazy hangover from Christmas and New Year with lots of peaceful evenings at home watching the sun go down. I also tend to get good sewing done in January and make exciting plans for what else I will … More January 2019.
September (and October) are proving busy months at work, which severely impacts the amount of downtime I get at my sewing machines – WAH! I’ve also had a lot of performing on recently, and learning repertoire takes longer as my brain ages. But I did get a few things made in September, and they were … More September 2018.
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.
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.
I made french darts! And belle shaped sleeves (if you call them belle rather than bell it makes them french too.) I drafted this off my main top block and re-positioned the legs of the dart to the waist rather than under the arm. My totally-non-left-brain really rebelled, but I kept sketching and playing until … More Oh la la!
This is a quick little self-drafted T-shirt. I have made a number of these in different fabric over the years but this is a 3/4 version especially for this time of the year. I don’t seem to have much by way of transitional spring tops. I think there will be another couple of variations on … More Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
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.
So I’ve been really digging on all these planning posts that have been cropping up in my feed. Love, love, love me a good list! Because then I can tick things off the list. So that’s where I will start, by revisiting my last planning post. Updates: The Blanche Dress – completed. Butterick 3551 – … More You make me feel like Spring has sprung.
I bought this fabric about 8 years ago, gave it to my sister, she gave it back – when I was in my ill-fated ‘Bowline phase’ – and it has eventually become this very un-photogenic maxi skirt. Incidentally a skirt it what I was planning to make when I first bought this fabric. Rest assured … More This skirt is not photogenic.
My first week of MMM16 is done. The photos are, well, a record if nothing else. It’s also good to do an inventory of the MM wardrobe. What I know so far: I wear a LOT of seperates My mullet top needs cuffs to be added My blue pants need to be taken in I … More MMM16 week 1 roundup