I moved my winter stash down into the sewing room last week, and quickly found myself distracted by this knit velvet! It’s just a cheap remnant I bought last year, but it gave me a chance to practice before sewing with some of the patterned and burnout velvet in stock at Fabricland this season! The pattern … More Velvet Ultraviolet tee
I’m feeling so honoured! Helen and Caroline reached out to see if I’d like to chat about the Sewcialists, and of course I said yes! Helen from Helen’s Closet and Caroline from Blackbird Fabric started the Love To Sew podcast in August, and I think they’ve been doing a fantastic job. They are chatty and … More I’m on the Love To Sew Podcast!
Um, did I say in my last post that I wouldn’t actually use presets myself? I stand corrected. I had these lackluster photos sitting around for weeks, and when I finally sat down to edit them, I thought, “Ok, let’s see if a preset can help!” Top left is my original photo – I’d tweaked … More Style Arc Ginger Twist Top
Hi! I’ve been really busy lately: teaching at extra schools for a month while we waited for more staff to be hired, taking two courses online, organising three posts a week on the Sewcialists, AND sewing and blogging for myself! So while I’ve got plenty of summer sewing projects still waiting to be blogged, I … More Better Pictures Project: Lightroom Presets (and my new tattoo!)
Yes, it’s true: I love border prints! They do the heavy lifting to make a simple pattern look unique, and that’s pretty much my entire wardrobe goal. Here are some of my border print makes over the years: This is the project that got me thinking about my love for border prints: an ombre leopard … More I ❤ Border Prints!
I’m really proud of the newest series on the Sewcialists, which will continue to run periodically between theme months. It’s titled “Who We Are”, and it’s an exploration of identity, intersectionality, and sewing. Basically, it’s what happens when my teacher brain melds with my love of sewing and my enduring nosiness into other people’s lives! … More Head over to the Sewcialists!
Some parts of this post first appeared on the Cali Fabrics blog, and I received fabric in return for being part of the Cali blog team. Sometimes I want to dress to stand out, to establish my identity and stand apart from a crowd. That’s when I wear a something like my Oonapalooza maxi or my … More Is this Normcore?
Since I decided to sew and wear more tunics this fall, I need some truly opaque leggings. I don’t know why this is such a hard thing to find in RTW or fabric stores! Currently, my only pair of public-worthy leggings-as-pants are some jeggings I made with fabric I found locally. (It was $5/m, so … More Reviewing jeggings fabric from L’Oiseau, and some tips on sewing leggings!
A shorter version of this post first appeared on the Cali Fabrics blog, and I received some of the fabric in return for being part of their blogging team! I’m not fooling anyone with these secret pyjamas… but I do think everyone will envy me for looking so dang comfortable! I decided over the summer … More Secret Pyjamas That Aren’t Very Secret
Earlier this year I made a Tried’N’True Pattern section in my blog header, showcasing a few of my favourite pattern, like the Cashemette Concord and the Closet Case Pattern Ginger jeans. It’s time to add another pattern to the TNT Hall of Fame, and I thought I’d do a little post about it as well! … More TNT Patterns: Hey June Santa Fe Overview