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
From fall to spring, I’m all about the knit mini-dresses with leggings. I thought I’d round up a few of my favourites here, and see what other patterns you would suggest for me! The Original: Victory Patterns Lola This was the pattern that first got me into sewing this style. It has princess seams, and … More Knit Mini-Dresses: A Round-Up of my Obsessions!
In the least surprising news ever… I made a dress! From knits! With a Cashmerette pattern! It’s short, I like it, and I can wear it with any colour. There. That’s 75% of the review sorted… on to a few details and ramblings! 😉 The fabric is a textured polyester double knit that I bought … More Windowpane Concord Dress
It’s that time! I’m keeping my pledge simple this time: “I, Gillian of Crafting A Rainbow/@gilliancrafts, sign up to wear whatever the heck I want for the month of May! I’ll document the mix of me-mades and RTW as a snapshot of my wardrobe in 2017, and reflect on what I like or want to change. … More Me-Made May Pledge, 2017!
I set myself a challenge on Saturday: How much could I cut and sew in 2 hours? The answer was, quite a lot! I managed to finish leggings, two t-shirts, a scarf, and cut out two more projects. I posted about my progress on IG as I sewed, and a few people asked if I could … More How To Sew Faster (The #2HourChallenge)
Winter lasts a long time here (even though I live in the most southerly part of Canada), so by this point in the year, I’m ready for a change. Since I can’t change the weather, I change my wardrobe! At the start of March, I moved my wintery-coloured clothes out of my closet, and put … More Sew Over It Heather Dress for Spring!
This, my friends, is a pattern and fabric match made in heaven! I’ve been wearing it every evening since I made it (ok, and some days, and I even slept in it once or twice!) and it’s held up beautifully. No wrinkles, no bagging, and manages to be cosy but breathable. I’m in love! The fabric … More Blackwood Cardigan in Double Brushed Poly