In Praise of Polyester

I’ve already done a post extolling the virtues (and failings) of my favourite knit material, rayon. Today I’d like to talk about my next favourite, which I think isn’t always given the respect it deserves! Polyester knits can be pretty great, guys! (It can also be pretty awful, I’m not going to lie.) Let’s dive right … More In Praise of Polyester

It’s time for a Very Curvy Sewing Celebration!

…and I’m ready to party! The Very Curvy Sewing Celebration is basically an excuse to sew a party frock, so I dug this very metallic knit out of my stash and got sewing. Tomorrow I’ll be wearing this dress at our get-together at Spool and Spindle in Waterloo, hopefully meeting lovely new friends! This is a … More It’s time for a Very Curvy Sewing Celebration!

Top 5 Goals for 2017

Oh, goals. You seem so appealing until it comes time to set them, or to actually accomplish them! I’m purposefully keeping my goals simple this year. Continue:  Keep sewing knits, keep blogging, keep doing Curvy Sewing Collective stuff, and keep teaching classes. Keep hacking patterns without a firm plan, starting blog series whenever inspiration hits, and … More Top 5 Goals for 2017

Lumberjane Dress

Knit plaids are an elusive beast – so for years I’ve bought every one I can find. There was this, and this… and… in five years, I think that’s all! So when I found this buffalo plaid rayon on Minerva Crafts, I snapped up 5m and a few metres of a black and white colourway … More Lumberjane Dress

Let’s Hang Out!

This year, the Curvy Sewing Collective is hosting our first online event: A Very Curvy Sewing Celebration! Basically, it’s an excuse to sew something fun and fancy, even for those of use who have nowhere to wear it. You can take part online by getting dolled up on January 13th or 14th and posting pictures … More Let’s Hang Out!