Oh, hi everyone. Long time no see. I’m so sorry things went so quiet around here two years ago. As it sometimes happens, life got in the way and then more life and some more. I irregularly posted on instagram, but I miss my little space here. I’d love to revive it a bit, new design, name and all but until I have time for THAT, I thought I’d share some […]
I love sewing with leftover fabric! Though I usually find it a bit annoying when scraps are too big to be thrown away after cutting, I love the challenge of it. There’s almost always a pair of shorts or a mini skirt in there, but sometimes you have to get a bit creative to make it. I love that projects from leftovers are basically “free” since you don’t have to […]
Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well. Today I don’t have a sewing, but an upcycling project for you. You may or may not remember this jacket that I posted about in April last year. It’s one of my long term unfinished projects that I can now finally consider finished. Which is ridiculous, given that it only took a couple of hours to complete. But let’s start at the beginning: […]
It’s been some time since I talked about the Stash Less Challenge. It feels awkward to sign up for a challenge and then never mention it again, but despite not talking about it on this blog very much, setting the intention still helped me a lot in downsizing my stash. I donated a bunch of fabrics and sold some others, but most importantly: I became so much better at avoiding […]
I made this bag and took these photos about a year ago. And for some weird reason I didn’t like the pictures and decided to take new ones in better light. And now, 12 months later, I realize that that was just stupid. The photos aren’t perfect, but perfectly fine and there are actually some that I really like. So in an attempt to […]
It’s that time of year again! Last year I had so much fun pushing my knitting skills in Lauren’s and Andi’s Outfit-Along Challenge, so this year I’m definitely joining in again! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, the Outfit-Along (OAL for short) is a yearly challenge, organised by Lauren of lladybird and Andi of Untangling Knots. The aim is to both sew a garment and knit a garment. […]
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 …
Thank you guys so much for your kind comments on my last post. Just a few days later, I finally finally found a flat share with the most wonderful roommates. You know you got the right kind of people when you spend over an hour chatting, laughing and eating cookies in the kitchen. I’m super excited to move back to the city again! Now let’s move on to today’s post: […]
Last year, I set an intention to drastically reduce my fabric stash. I haven’t talked a lot about my progress – all of the projects using stash fabric have been tagged rather quietly – but I’m actually very pleased with my progress. So far I used 11 fabrics from the photo in my inital post plus all of my knits. Then I donated a few fabrics to a sewing […]
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, […]
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