Shopping for Knits in Canada: My Online Store Recommendations!

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!

How to Wear All Knits, and Still Feel Chic

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

A Whole Lot of Skirt! (aka. I sewed with African Wax Print!)

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!)

A Cross-Canada Project with Blackbird Fabric!

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!