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 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
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 !
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.
Well I hinted in my last blog something about what I was planning to make this year. I have been looking at everyone's Best Nines, and Make Nines, and so I was inspired to look at the idea more closely. I haven't been on Instagram long enough to have a Best nine collection, but I … Continue reading 2018 Plans… More specifically.