Ahhh, what to say about the past year? The last two years of COVID have been hard for everyone, and so “good” is all relative. I loved teaching from home last school year, and it broke my heart to go back to in-person this fall. As I write this, I’m crossing all my fingers and … More Top 5 Reflections from 2021, and Goals for 2022
Another year, another round up – a series that I’ve been writing since before I used TikTok (duh), Instagram (yikes), or even WordPress. This is officially the tenth year of #SewingTop5! I shared 15 blog posts this year, down from the years when I did about 100. Luckily several of them had multiple garments, so … More Top 5 Hits and Misses of 2021
I’ve had a few comments on my posts about figuring out a colour palette lately from people who are struggling to find their colour palette, and it got me thinking: What if we ignore colour and just focus on contrast and depth? Basically, imagine you look at your outfit as a black and white picture. … More What if we ignore colour and focus on contrast and depth?
Behold, a perfect fabric and pattern match! This is the Style Arc Kitt Knit Dress (so fun to say) which I was inspired to buy after I wrote last week’s round up. It is a really simple inverted triangle silhouette – but since I’ve been teaching a few math classes lately, let me be more … More Style Arc Kitt Knit Dress and Fabric from a Friend!
I’ve sewn a LOT of Style Arc over the years. It’s a pattern line that some people are wary about trying, either because the instructions are sparse or because the patterns are sometimes sold in just a single size. (You do get the size up and the size down from what you order in a … More Style Arc: A Roundup!
As I ease back into blogging, I’m trying to remember how on earth I ever wrote twice a week for years! I think the secret is not limiting myself to finished objects, but exploring sewing, my wardrobe and the community in other ways too. With that, I thought I’d do a look back at all … More Muna and Broad: A Roundup!
In my last post I showed you how I developed this new colour palette to match my pastel hair, which I’ve dubbed “Pastel Forest”. Because, you know, it’s pastel and green! Giving it a name just sounds more official, you know? It is strong inspired by this amazing sweatshirt fabric I bought myself for my … More My “Pastel Forest” Colour Palette in Action!
Playing with colour is one of my favourite things. Clothes, hair, nails, makeup, accessories – any excuse to combine colours! I’ve been making wardrobe colour palettes for as long as I’ve been seriously sewing – aka, for the last decade!!! A few weeks back, I decided that it was time for a refreshed colour palette … More My New Wardrobe Colour Palette: Matching My Pastel Hair!
Hello my lovely friends! it has been four months since I posted – I can’t even fathom all those years I posted twice a week. A lovely reader reacher out to check I was ok, which gave me the perfect push to hope on and say hi. Thank you, Mary! Here are a few life … More Checking In and Few Updates!
This past week was March Break – yeah, that’s right, it was delayed until April! Ontario is rapidly sinking into disaster, so I started off the holiday being pretty blue. So what could be better to cheer myself up than sewing a blue-themed mini capsule? Behold, a few days of sewing: Let’s look at each … More I’m Blue – The Capsule Edition