It’s funny how sometimes I spend a lot of time planning and sewing a garment only to realize at the end that I have no idea how to wear it. I’m all like “Well, I guess it’s not quite my style after all. Bummer.” and move on, only to come back to the exact same garment months later and wearing the hell out of it. Sometimes all it takes is some inspiration – a girl on the subway …
It seems to be some kind of running joke in the sewing blog world to show summery garments in winter because you are way behind on your blogging. I’m no exception. My second Sorbetto top was a last-minute-make for my summer holiday in Greece, but when I returned, autumn was in full swing already, which is why this thing never made it to the blog […]
Last year, during Me-Made-May, I had this idea to write about some clothes that I’ve sewn pre-blog. Although I’ve never sewn more than 2015, it wasn’t until May that I realized how many things I had already made before. With […]
Wow. 2016 is just about four weeks old and things are already going crazy around here. So please forgive me if this post is a little late. Before january is over and publishing a roundup like this becomes absolutely ridiculous, I just want to take a moment to look back at my five favourite makes from 2015. Sewing-wise, it’s been my most successful year so far (18 sewn and 6 […]
Sometimes, when you’ve been working hard for weeks and weeks and there’s still no end in sight, you just have to stop whatever you’re doing for an evening and just sew something quick and easy to keep your sanity …
I haven’t talked much about the progress of my destashing year so far, but it’s actually going pretty well. While I didn’t completely abstain from fabric shopping, the challenge helped me to be more aware of what fabric I already had and what it could be made into. So far, 9 fabrics from the stack in this photo and all of my knits have been made into projects. This purple cotton is one that I had for about five years which is kind of crazy. It started with […]
The 2015 Outfit Along is over and now I know it’s possible to knit a cardigan in two months AND make a dress in the same time. Although the dressmaking part didn’t start until two weeks before the due date. Anyway, I thought it was about time to make one of the Greatest Hits of the indie sewing pattern world. Being the only person on the internet who never made a Cambie dress, […]
I’ve recently talked to a friend about how I constantly fall in love with beautiful things: “When something looks amazing – be it a colour palette or a pattern or a fabric – it’s a bit like falling in love: I have butterflies in my stomach. That’s how I recognize beautiful things”. She gave me the same look I give my other friend from the tax office when she talks all excitedly about numbers and laws. A look that says […]
So, after spending all of december working like a madwoman, I rewarded myself to a small sewing class in order to make Colette’s Dahlia dress. Since my first attempt at a Colette dress (the Laurel) ended as a desaster, it seemed like a good idea to give them a second chance – this time with professional help …
“Wardrobe orphans” is what I call garments that have been sitting in my closet unworn forever, because they don’t fit my style or none of my other clothes. My recent closet cleanout forced me to review them all one by one. This H&M shirt was thrifted back in my blonde-hair-days, but ever since I went redhead, the pale yellow stripes look strange on me. The lace details were super lovely […]
Sometimes when you’re planning a sewing project, it turns out exactly the way you want it to be. Take these shorts for example: I planned on making them in red and white gingham, with piping details and polka dot facings. They have the slight vintage vibe I was going for, all seams are neatly finished and the fit is spot on …
It’s day five of my Week of Tees which makes me a little proud. I started this mini-series as a small challenge for myself. Sewing up five shirts wasn’t hard, but setting a schedule, photographing and then writing about them five days in a row, kind of was. Why is it so hard to take good photos of oneself? Let alone photos of oneself in the middle of winter inside […]
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