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
One of my biggest issues when I went back to being a serious sewer, about 6 years ago, was the fit. My shape no longer seemed to match with dressmaking patterns. I made things, and they were awful. Usually too tight. How things have changed since my younger days , when I could buy a … Continue reading Fitting Problems…. Belcarra
So, number one was the Blackwood, and I selected the raglan dress for number two. This falls into the "Gifted" category because the fabric was a birthday gift from my daughter. (Check her out on "makingwithneedles.wordpress.com") It's a lightweight Ponte, and I wasn't sure what to make with it until I started thinking of my … Continue reading Gifted sewing….. Makenine number two.
It's taken a while to get round to the blog, as I finished this two weeks ago, but at last it's here, the first of my 2018 makenine, the Blackwood cardigan. I have really liked all of the versions of the Blackwood which have already been blogged about, so I was excited to make my … Continue reading My Blackwood Story