I have made an Ogden before, but that was for my daughter who loves wearing such strappy style tops. I haven't seen her wearing it as yet, because summer was just about over when I gave it to her last year, and this year... well she was pregnant for most of it! Anyway, having seen … Continue reading My very own Ogden
Before I get started on this, I must emphasise that I do like this pattern. I really do! It's just that old chestnut I keep going on about - sizing and fit. I like all of the Sew Over It stuff I've made, and I find the patterns easy to follow etc - that is, … Continue reading The Tale of the Ultimate Culottes
I have done a lot of sewing so far this year, but quite a lot was not for myself. In fact I started making baby stuff over a year ago, when I was awaiting the arrival of my elder granddaughter. I was keen to explore all of the possibilities of sewing for littlies. First up … Continue reading All things Baby
Wow! Two months since my last post. What on earth have I been doing???? Well, apart from lots of busy-ness, what with visiting friends, puppy sitting, trips away etc,etc.... not a lot it seems. No that's completely wrong. I am just recovering from the Me Made May challenge, and getting round to looking back at … Continue reading Me Made May …. and into June
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.