Earlier this month, I mentioned that I’m looking for a TNT summer tank pattern. Itch To Stitch Lago wasn’t right for me, so I thought I’d mention a few patterns I already love! First up, the Hey June Santa Fe! This was my favourite pattern last summer, and I love all those versions still. It’s … More Searching for the Perfect Summer Tank: Jalie 3245 and Santa Fe
I started using Lightroom last year, as part of my exploration of blog photography through the Better Picture Project series. You can find all my old posts in the header at the top of my blog (or here), but after Carolyn did an update on her own blog photography, I though maybe it was time to … More Using Lightroom: Is it worth it?
Sometimes I’m a bit of a glutton for punishment. I burnt out on running the Sewcialist blog in 2015, then almost immediately joined the Curvy Sewing Collective as an editor. I burnt out on that, and began dreaming of starting the Sewcialists again! Why, Gillian, why? The thing is, I believe passionately in the sewing … More The Sewcialists are BACK!
Guys, I’ve been holding out on you – there were Me-Made May photos you never saw! But this top was too cute to sit in my closet unworn all month. Meet the Cashmerette Webster Top and Dress! Let’s start here: It’s a woven, and I find it as comfortable as a knit! Design-wise, it’s a loose … More Cashmerette Webster Top!
This summer, I’m determined to experiment with fun trousers styles. There has to be more to life than skinny jeans, right? After a lively discussion on my blog, I decided to start with the Winslow Culottes by Helen’s Closet. I did some pattern testing for Helen this winter, so she sent me the pattern to try out, … More Winslow Culottes!
Spoiler: This is not my perfect summer tank. In fact, I had enough issues with this pattern as a tester that I almost didn’t blog about it… but several people have mentioned the pattern to me, and I thought I might as well point out what alterations I needed, and who might actually love this … More Searching for the Perfect Summer Tank: Testing the Lago Tank
Friends, meet my first favourite make of the summer! It’s got all my favourite summer features: blouson bodice, maxi skirt with room to walk, slight racerback that still covers bra straps. Easy to wear, polished, but also dramatic enough to be fun! Here’s the lowdown: Bodice: Jalie 3245, which includes the raglan tee that I’ve … More My Perfect Summer Maxi Dress
If you took part in Me-Made May, then you’ve probably taken a whole bunch of selfies this month…Today I’ve got two ways to reassess your wardrobe colour palette using Me-Made May photos! Do you really wear the colours you love? First, I tried using an online palette generator to auto-create a palette from my pictures. To … More Checking-In on your Wardrobe Colour Palette with Me-Made May
Let’s dive in! May 15: Altered RTW pants and a Santa Fe top I made last summer. My feet were bugging me so I”m wearing particularly orthotic shoes! 😛 May 16: Another Santa Fe! I liked this pattern a lot last summer but packed them all away for winter… I’m happy that they are back … More Me-Made May 2017: Week 3 and 4!
A good wardrobe colour palette starts with the fabrics you buy and sew… but it doesn’t end there! Accessories like shoes, scarves, necklaces and other jewellery can help accentuate your colour palette, or tone it down as needed. As I look through my pictures from the last few years of sewing, it’s clear that I’m accessorising … More How Do Accessories Play Into Your Wardrobe Colour Palette?