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!?
Yes, I know! It's the middle of June, and I've only got round to the blog about May. I won't bore you with the reasons - just the usual stuff about work and being busy etc. etc. You've heard it all before! It has given me time to explore my thoughts about my experiences with … Continue reading Me Made May musings – the late edition.
I haven't blogged about anything I have actually completed since March 30th and it seems such a long time ago. I have been sewing, however, and so it's time for me to catch up with myself. I have, in fact made three things... Two more Scouts and another Blackwood. Am I hung up on these … Continue reading A tale of two garments – Makenine 2018
I have been posting weekly round-ups of my MMM on Instagram, but I didn't get to write a blog last week, so this is a commentary on the last two weeks. Me Made May is so much easier to achieve if your me-mades include cardigans and /or jackets, so I scored this week because of … Continue reading Me Made May with repeats.
My pledge was to wear me-mades at least 4 times each week, including every Saturday and Sunday. Well, I am pleased to say that it has started well, with me wearing something me-made every day last week. Here is the montage. I also did what I set out to do first, which was to audit … Continue reading Me Made May Round one.
So, it's here again - not that you would think it from looking outside at the rain, or listening to weather forecasts about the snow. It was last week when I started reading about people gearing up for May, and making their pledges. The sun was out, it was tee shirt time, and I discovered … Continue reading MeMadeMay…Plans and Pledges
The experience of making of my first Blackwood was very positive. (You can read about it in its own My Blackwood Story blog) But I still learned important lessons about working with neckbands and general management of knits and jerseys. Or so I thought. I did make mistakes, but I learned from them... not stretching the … Continue reading Blackwood mark 2……. questions about fabric choice….. and stretch !
It's been a while since my last blog because of tricky family stuff, and taking on another little project (which I may tell you about another time), so it was really good to get back to some creative selfish sewing this weekend. I really like the Plantain Tee, so the "Scrappy" adjective is not in … Continue reading Scrappy Plantain