Do you listen to podcasts? It took me a while to get into them (OK, years!), but now I’m a fan. It’s nice to have something new to listen to on my long drives to work! One of the sewing podcasts I enjoy most is Maker Style, hosted by Rachel. As it happens, she lives … More I’m on the Maker Style Podcast!
I love prints. No surprise there – my whole wardrobe is made of bright prints layered with solid basics. Not all prints are created equal though, and I thought it would be fun to tease apart just what kind of prints we each are attracted too! Left 1, 2, 3, 4 and Right 1, 2, … More What type of prints do you like?
I made a dress! A totally simple, 6-seam dress that took 45 minutes to slap together at the end of a rough day. Because sewing=happiness, ammiright? So, let me tell you about my totally basic dress, and see if I can make it interesting in any way! This is my second version of the Groove … More Another Groove Dress!
How can I possibly narrow down the sewists that inspire me to just one person or project? I’ve got so many ideas swirling around my head for the Sewcialists’ Tribute Month that I just can’t decide. I thought I’d talk through some of my options here, and see if you can help me figure out what … More My #TributeMonthSewing Inspirations!
Welcome to Seamstress Erin’s newest pattern, the Ultraviolet Tee! It’s a boxy kimono tee, with either a straight regular-length hem or a sassy cropped curved hem. Erin sent me the pattern when I shared photos of this nubbly silk knit I bought recently, and suggested they might be a great match. Voila – a shape … More Seamstress Erin Ultraviolet Tee
Summer sweaters might sound like an oxymoron, but no matter the season, I rarely leave the house without a cardigan! During Me-Made May I relied heavily on a newly-thrifted royal blue waterfall cardi and a 5-year-old pale grey cardi that is starting to sprout holes, both of which you can see here. Since then, I’ve … More Summer Sweaters
***PSST! The first Sewcialist theme month has been announced! Go check it out, and I hope you join in!*** There is lots of talk about how blogging is dying out… but I just don’t see it! Sure, blogs I follow taper out, but there are always new ones starting up! And yet, there are inescapably … More What stresses you about blogging?
Earlier this month, I mentioned that I’m looking for a TNT summer tank pattern. Itch To Stitch Lago wasn’t right for me, so I thought I’d mention a few patterns I already love! First up, the Hey June Santa Fe! This was my favourite pattern last summer, and I love all those versions still. It’s … More Searching for the Perfect Summer Tank: Jalie 3245 and Santa Fe
I started using Lightroom last year, as part of my exploration of blog photography through the Better Picture Project series. You can find all my old posts in the header at the top of my blog (or here), but after Carolyn did an update on her own blog photography, I though maybe it was time to … More Using Lightroom: Is it worth it?
Sometimes I’m a bit of a glutton for punishment. I burnt out on running the Sewcialist blog in 2015, then almost immediately joined the Curvy Sewing Collective as an editor. I burnt out on that, and began dreaming of starting the Sewcialists again! Why, Gillian, why? The thing is, I believe passionately in the sewing … More The Sewcialists are BACK!