It's a couple of weeks since I posted my Mia jeans on Instagram, but I think they deserve a fuller explanation. So here it is. I bought the stretch denim in November, from Fabricland in Reading, before we moved back to the northeast. I always intended it to be for the Mia jeans, because my … Continue reading Mia in Denim
Having finished one Nora, it didn't take me long to get the second one done. There's an irony, however, that the weather this week has not really called for cosy wear exactly. Even in the northeast the sun has shone, the days have been warm, the layers are coming off. Oh well! I did wear … Continue reading Nora mark two.
It seems a long time since the beginning of the year. I thought I had made a good start, getting the sewing space organised and some sewing done, but January threw some unexpected obstacles to the sewing journey, and I only just got back to it last week. The sewing space has also undergone further … Continue reading Nora … the first.
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