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.
Take my temperature people, I mustn’t be feeling myself because here comes another skirt. I am so happy with how this skirt came together. I had a dream, and it was realised. In the #gfh16 I scored about 6 metres of royal blue corduroy. Quite narrow, but a large quantity. Then I had a hankering … More Nostalgia value.
I won this pattern during Indie Pattern Month over at The Monthly Stitch. As my *ahem* regular readers will know, pants are my jam. In fact very few skirts feature on my blog, or in my weekly wardrobe. It was a move out of my comfort zone but I did like this pattern, and do … More Alberta has a checkered past.
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.
This is an actual true story guys. You know it’s a kick ass bookclub when someone turns up one night with two rubbish bags full of vintage clothes from an elderly friend’s wardrobe clear out. It was a very democratic and gracious process as to who got what, but I scored some sweet treats! In … More Everythings coming up(cycled) roses.
This 70s style sweatshirt is made from a pattern I drafted myself from gifted vintage wool knit. I used the reverse of the fabric as the sleeves and cuff and neck binding. In this picture I’m wearing it with a tulip shaped black skirt I also made from a self drafted pattern.
This skirt was made using Simplicity 5311 and vintage fabric. The stripes are made from a men’s tshirt from a second hand clothing warehouse. Aside from adding the stripe, the only alteration I made to the pattern was changing the zipper from the side to the back.