The Kitschy Coo Comino Cap is one of my favourite patterns. In my first Me-Made May wrap-up, I realised that I’d worn variations on this pattern four times in just 9 outfits! To celebrate, I thought I should sew up a really classic, as-is version of the pattern to show you all why I like … More A (Not Quite) Classic Comino Cap
Life is more fun when you break a few rules, right? I love my wardrobe colour palette, but every once in a while it’s nice to break out of it and try something new. For example, every winter I get lured in by the cosy reds and plaids, and end up with a winter wardrobe that … More Breaking Your Colour Palette “Rules”
I’m enjoying my Me-Made pledge this year: to wear whatever the hell I want! Instead of trying to focus on me-made only outfits, I’m wearing my normal mix of me-mades, store-bought and thrifted items. My goal is to capture what my wardrobe actually looks like this year, as an annual snapshot of my style. So, … More Me-Made May: Week 1 and 2!
Have you ever wondered what the “next step” is for your blog? Have you felt like you were supposed to take it to the next level by doing any of the following: growing your social media presence strategically to get more followers? blogging for a store or blog tour? monetizing your brand? starting a pattern line … More Follow Your Bliss
Want to make your own personal wardrobe colour palette? Here’s my how-to guide! Now, fair warning: There’s no science to this. It’s got nothing to do with skin tone or season or that stuff… it’s just a way to reflect on what colours you already wear and look good in! Ok? Ok. Let’s do this! … More Create Your Own Personal Colour Palette!
Figuring out “my” colours was a milestone in my sewing. It started back in *cough* 2012 – I’d been sewing a few months, and Colette organised a Spring/Summer Wardrobe Palette Challenge. From there, it took a a bit more experimenting to come up with my personal wardrobe colour palette, which has be a constant part … More Jumping back in with Wardrobe Colour Palettes!
I’m determined to try some new pants styles this year! It’s be ages since I wore anything other than slim jeans, but dammit, life is for living. Will wide-legged pants make me look rounded, shorter, or wider? Um, yeah, probably… but whatever, I already am those things anyway! So, with this experiment in mind, I’ve … More Which Wide-Legged Pants Pattern Should I Try?
Something a little different today. It’s been 4 years since the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, which killed over 1100 garment workers. After that disaster, a non-profit called Fashion Revolution was founded, with the aim to “unite people and organisations to work together towards radically changing the way our clothes are sourced, produced and consumed, so … More Fashion Revolution Week 2017
I don’t join in many sewing competitions – but I had to jump on board Tanya’s Dress Like Your Grandma challenge! The ideas is to “take a photo of your grandma (or your grandpa, great-grandma, mom, aunt, someone else’s grandma — you get the idea!) and re-create an outfit or piece that they are wearing.” I … More Dress Like Your Grandma
Behold, my first-ever order from Blackbird Fabrics! I’ve lurked their website ever since they opened (“they” being Caroline, who is a fellow Canadian and has excellent taste in fabric!) but never purchased – I tend to go for bargain fabric, and sadly, the cost of Canada Post makes even fairly-priced Canadian fabric a bit pricey. … More Blackbird Blackwood Cream Cardigan