Hi! Last week I wrote a post mentioning my favourite online shops for buying knits in Canada… and you told me about even more in the comments! I’ve added 9 more shops to the post now, so go check it out! The additions are at the end of the post. And now, I’m going to … More Update: Best Online Shops for Knits in Canada!
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
Hi! After my post about wearing all knits, a few fellow Canucks asked for advice on where to shop for knits online. I thought I’d start a list of my go-to places, and you can add your favourite recommendations in the comments! L’Oiseau Fabrics: If you love high-quality European knits, cotton lycras, and cute prints, … More Shopping for Knits in Canada: My Online Store Recommendations!
As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time for my annual blog series: The Sewing Top 5! It’s a chance to review what worked or didn’t this past year, celebrate the highlights, reflect, and set some goals for next year. I love this series, and I hope you join in the fun too! I started … More Join me for the #SewingTop5 of 2017!
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!