So, after all of my waffle about what I achieved - or not - in 2018, I have finally made it to my choices for 2019. My sewing journey has been influenced quite a lot by all of the information and opinion sharing towards the end of last year on sustainability and Slow Fashion. I … Continue reading Looking forward at last….. Makenine19
Last year was the first time I put together a Makenine, and I only actually identified 6 specifics, leaving three spaces for TNT's or wildcards. I think that on the whole I did quite well. I started with the Blackwood cardigan, and even had it cut out before New Year's Day. I had that made … Continue reading Looking back again…… how MakeNine18 panned out.
I recently posted my Best Nine according to Instagram, but I just put it on Instagram with no explanation. This blog serves to add some detail, because what came out is rather random. 🤔 Most of these were actually contributions to sewing challenges, and in particular Sewphotohop and Slow Fashion October. I am surprised at … Continue reading Looking back … the highlights according to Instagram.
It's been a long time! My last post was in October! Crickey! Well, it's been a busy couple of months, what with moving, and then straight into Christmas. We are, at last, in our own house, after ten years of renting, and half of that time spent in flats (apartments) which were VERY snug. So, … Continue reading Making progress and a new beginning
I haven't really kept up with this and so I will be working on it through to November. I have got up to week 3 - the question of whether I have the wardrobe I need, or whether there are things missing. That's a very relevant question for me as I undergo the transition from … Continue reading Slow progress with Slow Fashion October
Trousers, Molly top and Ogden cami. Hmmm! A strange collection, but there we are. I had a break from sewing from the middle of August until the end of September due to a bit of travelling and other stuff happening in my life. During that time I did useful things like an inventory of my … Continue reading Autumn makes….. three unrelated items.
This week I have been made aware more than once of the impact of fashion on people and the planet., and it is not the first time that I have felt the need to think carefully about key issues around clothes buying and clothes making. I started blogging around about 18 months ago which was … Continue reading Sustainability and Slow Fashion October
It's been an eventful Summer! In my last blog I described the making of a dress to wear for my retirement party. Well, I am now well and truly retired..... I loved the feeling on the first Monday in September, when I didn't have the first day of term stress! But lots has been happening … Continue reading Summer 18 round-up.
From what I have read about the Willow tank and different people's versions of it, it should have taken an afternoon at most, including pattern tracing. Well.... Oh dear.... we've been on quite a journey, my Willow and I, so it took much longer than that for my version. Considering the mistakes I made along … Continue reading Double Willow.. and a hack too far!
Well that's often the cry isn't it? I actually said just that (in my head) not long ago, and so set-to to make something. That's what we sewists do... we plug the gaps. Well today is a different story. Having beavered away in whatever sewing time I could muster over the last month (which wasn't … Continue reading I haven’t a thing to wear!?