On a recent episode of the Love To Sew podcast, Caroline from Blackbird Fabrics mentioned that she sometimes feels underdressed or frumpy when she wears all-knit outfits. All-knit outfits are my fashion comfort zone, so that got me thinking: What makes an outfit “secret pyjamas”, and not just pyjamas? I’ve got a few ideas, and … More How to Wear All Knits, and Still Feel Chic
Prepare your eyeballs, my friends, because this is a whole lot of skirt! It actually took about 5m of the 6m cut of wax print that I bought – and here I was thinking I could get a pair of pyajama pants out of the extras! If you read Oonaballona, you won’t be surprised that … More A Whole Lot of Skirt! (aka. I sewed with African Wax Print!)
Hello! Nothing me-made today – instead, a lovely wool scarf that my sister knit me over the summer! This scarf was a three-way trade, which is why is pays to have crafty friends. Our friend Kim gave Anne a sweater-lot of wool; I sewed a dress for Kim; and Anne knit a cowl for me! … More A Cosy Cowl from Anne
It had to happen, right? The Cashmerette pattern that made me like wearing a woven was eventually going to be sewn in a knit. I mean, duh! Wovens are ok but knits are better! Except this didn’t really turn out to be a winner – but that’s my fault for misjudging the fabric and forgetting … More Cashmerette Webster in Crepe Knit
I’ve made great friends through blogging, and always felt particularly connected to Canadian sewists. We’re such a huge country, but with a thin line of dense population right at the southern border. (Did you know that the whole population of Canada is smaller than Tokyo, the last place I lived?) The Canadian blog scene is … More A Cross-Canada Project with Blackbird Fabric!
Parts of this post first appeared on the Cali Fabrics blog, and some of the fabric was received from them as part of their blogging team! I’m so excited! I’ve been planning and wearing this little capsule for weeks months now, and it’s been really satisfying to pull it all together! First off, the colours: This … More Pantone Fall 2017 Mini-Capsule Wardrobe!
… and I need you to hold me to it! While I was chatting with Helen and Caroline on the Love to Sew Podcast, I started dishing out sewing dares… which of course means I have to accept one in return! (If you haven’t followed me for YEARS, you might be wondering what a sewing … More I’ve got a #sewingdare coming up…
Are you a ladyboss? Then this is the dress for you! Cashmerette Rivermont is a fitted ponte dress with lots of darts for shaping. It’s a really classic, business-appropriate style. To me it says, “Look at me! I’m hot, AND I’m in charge!” Which, I have to say, means it’s not the ideal dress for … More Cashmerette Rivermont Dress
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!