This post originally appeared on the Curvy Sewing Collective for Pattern Hacking Month in August 2017, but I know not all of my readers are curvy and follow that site, so I wanted to repost it here! Is there anything more versatile than a cardigan? Winter, summer, at the office or on a breezy evening, … More Four Cardigan Hacks
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
In the least surprising news ever… I made a dress! From knits! With a Cashmerette pattern! It’s short, I like it, and I can wear it with any colour. There. That’s 75% of the review sorted… on to a few details and ramblings! 😉 The fabric is a textured polyester double knit that I bought … More Windowpane Concord Dress
5 years ago, when I started sewing, it was a simpler time for indie patterns. There were just a few major companies, and only a small selection of patterns. Sewaholic Renfrew was (rightfully) a runaway hit – a tee designed to be sewn on just a sewing machine! I made so many before newer, shiner … More Con-frew, or Ren-cord: A TNT Mash-Up
It’s the fifth year of Jungle January, and let’s be honest: my 5th year of sewing leopard! I never wore animal prints before the first Jungle January, but I’m well and truly hooked. (Yes, I know I’m a few days late on this one! Oops!) Over the years, I’ve made: a leopard Renfrew cowl a … More Jungle January 2017!
In my recent round-up of all my Cashmerette makes, I mentioned that I had this cardigan cut and and in progress… well, it very nearly got chucked out, but in the end, I think it works! A couple weeks ago the temperatures dropped, and I immediately went and bought at least 10m of sweater knit … More Concord Cardigan
I taught my first two sewing classes this summer, and I loved it! Both were intro-to-sewing-knits classes, using the Grainline Lark and Cashmerette Concord patterns. My first class! It was great to have some familiar faces – I’m grateful to them for their support! Here are a few things I’ve learned: Everything goes a … More Thoughts on Teaching Sewing, and Upcoming Classes
Readers, we have moved into our new (rental) house! It’s everything we hoped – quiet, restful, beautiful and in good shape! And boy oh boy, it is so much easier to take blog pics when I’ve got a few locations to use at home! Up first, a Concord dress I sewed before moving! I had … More Concord Dress #2