How can I possibly narrow down the sewists that inspire me to just one person or project? I’ve got so many ideas swirling around my head for the Sewcialists’ Tribute Month that I just can’t decide. I thought I’d talk through some of my options here, and see if you can help me figure out what … More My #TributeMonthSewing Inspirations!
Welcome to Seamstress Erin’s newest pattern, the Ultraviolet Tee! It’s a boxy kimono tee, with either a straight regular-length hem or a sassy cropped curved hem. Erin sent me the pattern when I shared photos of this nubbly silk knit I bought recently, and suggested they might be a great match. Voila – a shape … More Seamstress Erin Ultraviolet Tee
Summer sweaters might sound like an oxymoron, but no matter the season, I rarely leave the house without a cardigan! During Me-Made May I relied heavily on a newly-thrifted royal blue waterfall cardi and a 5-year-old pale grey cardi that is starting to sprout holes, both of which you can see here. Since then, I’ve … More Summer Sweaters
***PSST! The first Sewcialist theme month has been announced! Go check it out, and I hope you join in!*** There is lots of talk about how blogging is dying out… but I just don’t see it! Sure, blogs I follow taper out, but there are always new ones starting up! And yet, there are inescapably … More What stresses you about blogging?
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