The One with all the Dinos


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”

The One with the Sailor Pants

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”

The One with the Susie Coveralls

Hey hey!

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”

The One Where I Learned a Lot

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”