Two weeks ago I posted about my tester version of the new Cashmerette Belmont leggings, and and mentioned how I hadn’t tried the top out yet… well, now I have! The Cedar pattern include a fitted workout tank which I’m not likely to ever make… and a loose dolman tee with an optional tie hem. … More Cashmerette Cedar Top – and how I added long sleeves!
I wrote a post on the Sewcialists called “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is”, all about how in 2018 I’m going to focus on buying patterns and fabric that support the ideals I believe in. I want to explore the topic more here on my own blog, so let’s dive in! Patterns: I’m cusp-sized, … More How I’m putting my money where my mouth is!
In my Goals for 2018, I declared that I would sew at least one Big 4 pattern each season – and I need your help picking patterns and brands! It’s such an unknown world to me, and patterns aren’t cheap here in Canada, so I want to choose wisely! No, in my goals post I … More What Big 4 Pattern Should I Try?
Continue being more badass. This was one of my goals last year, and I am still working on it. One of my coworkers and I talk about being a “cat” or a “dog” in life – cats are confident and take no BS, and dogs are desperate for approval. I’m naturally a dog (yes, I … More #SewingTop5 Goals for 2018!
You might not know it, but I haven’t taken blog pictures in two months. Over the course of the fall I started having sciatic pain in my legs, and by November it was full-blown back pain! Thankfully, it’s all been sorted out now (my nerve was being pinched by sitting on plastic school chairs and … More I’m back in the game – and wearing Cashmerette leggings!
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
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This post first appeared on the Cali Fabrics blog, in return for the two fabrics I used! November was TNT month on the Sewcialists blog, so this fall I’ve been digging out some of my favourite Tried’n’True patterns and tweeking them for a new look! Fabric makes a huge difference with TNTs, and this year … More A new spin on some classic TNT patterns
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