Let’s jump right in, shall we? One of my goals last year was to be more badass, in my personal life and my sewing. To me, that meant asking for what I wanted, taking some risks, and doubting myself less. I’ve succeeded in some areas there (like making more experimental projects, even if they don’t … More Top 5 Reflections of 2017
There’s more to life than sewing, so here are my highlights from the year! Restarting the Sewcialists. This spring I wrapped up my time at the Curvy Sewing Collective, and turned my attention back to the Sewcialists project. I first started the blog in 2013, and it seemed like the right time to bring it … More Top 5 Highlights of 2017
Sewing fails are something I’ve really come to terms with over the years. After all, what makes something a “miss”? Is it because it doesn’t fit, or the fabric wasn’t right? Does it include things you enjoyed making, but never actually wore? What about projects that were more experimental in colour or shape, and helped … More Top 5 Misses of 2017
As I sit down to write this, I have NO IDEA what makes will come out on top – but I feel as excited as a kid at Christmas to review my blog posts from the year and see which clothes made me twirl with joy or surprised me as MVPs! ***looks through 50+ posts … More Top 5 Hits of 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
2016 passed so quickly! Here are my thoughts as I look back. Going viral is weird. Out of the blue, my 2015 tutorial on how to make Scandianavian fabric star ornaments became really popular in October, November and December. It had 150 000 views this year! It steadily had at least 1000 views a day, and … More Top 5 Sewing Reflections of 2016
Hmmm… what have I done in 2016 besides sew? A few new things… 1. We moved! We’d last over 2 years in a noisy apartment building, but life got SO MUCH BETTER in May when we moved to a century home in the old downtown core. It’s quiet, we can walk around at any time of … More Top 5 Non-Sewing Highlights of 2016!
If you are writing your own #sewingtop5 posts, post a link them below! It’s always nice to discover new blogs to read, right? And round-ups are a great way to get to know each other quickly. You can like to just one post or come back and link to each one as you post! My first … More Share your Top 5 of 2016 posts!
Let the games begin! Here’s my next instalment in the #sewingtop5 series! 1. Muse Natalie Dress Either this pattern or this fabric could have worked as something else… but together, I felt bland. I cut it up and made a tank instead, which, frankly, is also a bit bland and poorly-fitting! 2. Linen Santa Fe tee … More Top 5 Misses of 2016!
I thought this post might be hard to write – how can I chose favourites from the 50+ projects I’ve made this year? But once I scrolled through my Flickr stream, it was clear which garments made my heart sing! 1. Washington Dress in Black Scribbles I made this dress in January, and it gets a … More Top 5 Best Projects of 2016!