I have had a lot of fun sewing for Alex recently. Thanks to Siobhan’s excellent suggestion of the Ottobre magazine, I feel like he will never need to purchase RTW again. To date I have made him two long-sleeved t-shirts, one in brown and navy floral, and one grandpa style in sage green with bottle green … More May 2018*.
*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*
A much shorter exposition for Week Four of Slow Fashion October. This week is a bit hectic but I so want to complete the thought process of this month long meditation. This week’s theme is Known Origins: Good (especially good and affordable) sources of yarn and fabric with traceable origins. And for the things we … More Wardrobe Lineage.
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.
Over at The Monthly Stitch, February’s theme is UFOs – in sewing terms Unfinished Objects. I have to confess I was a bit ho-hum about this theme as I didn’t have any UFOs lurking – or so I thought. A little bit of lateral thinking led me to my mending pile which, although not huge, suffers … More Mars Attacks! Invasion from the Red Planet.
Recently I have made two self-drafted t-shirts from leftover fabric combinations from other projects. One t-shirt was for me, another was a VERY belated birthday present for a good friend. You may recognise the fabric in this tee from this skirt I made last year. I love the fact that I used the sleeves and … More The Leftovers T-Shirts