How the hell is everyone? Surviving the crazy year that is 2020?
I’ve been taking a social media break since September and it’s really helped me with the day to day, although I really miss the sewing community.
Never fear, despite not posting/sharing, I have been sewing – Hurrah!
After making the Folkwear Sailor shorts, I came to some realisations about my sewing practice and how I wanted to move forward with it. The shorts were a pretty in-depth make where I used new construction techniques and despite it being more challenging, I REALLY enjoyed making them. Whereas the idea of making a T-shirt or boxy top bores me to tears. So that was it, I realised I like the actual act or should that be art of sewing. I like learning new things and taking my time with them rather than racing to the end. I decided from now on I’d keep that in mind when choosing projects….
….enter the Tamarack Jacket by Grainline Studios.
Go on, have a read “The One with all the Dinos”
Well hello there folks…remember me?!
Since finishing my coveralls I promised myself I wouldn’t sew anything else until my top block was finished, but the weather has been amazing so instead of working on that I’ve been outside a lot and preoccupied with my newest love – knitting!
All that changed however when Molly of Folkwear patterns reached out and asked if I’d like to make and blog about their latest pattern – 229 Sailor Pants. Folkwear is based in Fairview, just a few miles down the road from me, Molly is part of the Oh Sew Asheville group and the pattern is SO CUTE so how could I refuse?
So before we get into the knitty gritty, this post is sponsored by Folkwear, but all opinions are my own.
Go on, have a read “The One with the Sailor Pants”
Public Service Announcement – this is a long one so get a drink and get comfy!
As soon as Sugardale Patterns released the Kickstarter campaign to bring their patterns to a reality I KNEW I would make the Len Coveralls. The pattern was everything I wanted – modern yet vintage, tom boy yet somehow feminine too – it felt like me in a pattern honestly.
Go on, have a read “The One with the Susie Coveralls”
How you all holding up? Is the crazy over yet?
I’ve had a weird relationship with sewing during this time; fits and starts of creativity. Luckily with one of my “I need to make something” bouts I decided to finally sit down and make the Megan Nielsen Dawn Jeans I cut out in November! (yikes!).
Go on, have a read “The One with the Dawn Jeans”
The world is crazy right now isn’t it?
I think sewists are probably secretly a little happy about all the “stay home” advice – more time for sewing hooray!
Go on, have a read “The One with the Harvested Fabric”
If you’ve read any of my previous posts you’ll know I’ve long struggled with bodice fitting. Well, early on in January my sewjo returned with the FIRE and I used that drive to work on those issues, and with some help, I THINK it’s been resolved! Go on, have a read “The One with The Solution”
The last blog post I wrote was about my Frocktails dress which I made back in August 2019. It’s now January 2020…. not cool, really not cool.
Go on, have a read “The one with the Honesty”
WOW! I really have been slack with this blog haven’t I? Sorry everyone, I honestly feel like I went to sleep in June and woke up and it was September!
Go on, have a read “The One with the Frocktails Dress”
It’s Competition Time!
I don’t watch a lot of TV but when a bunch of people you trust tell you to watch something, you watch it. That’s what happened with the Amazon original The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. I was in love right from the first scene and it only got better.
Go on, have a read “The One with The Competition”
Howdy ho Sewists!
I finally got some pictures of my first successful 2019 Make Nine projects (the story of the failures is for another day) so thought it was time I shared the journey.
This is the tale of making the New Look 6567 and I’ll give you a heads up, it is going to be a long post as it was quite a trip. However, as the title says, I learnt a lot so who knows maybe you will too? I think this will be especially helpful for those petite sewists or anyone who has had trouble with gaping necklines/narrow shoulders out there.
Go on, have a read “The One Where I Learned a Lot”