More good news to be shared, and some things I missed last time… More Inclusive Models One comment I’ve heard over and over from people at the Sewcialists is that it’s hard to find sewing patterns that are androgynous or suit non-binary folks. For example, most sewing patterns aimed at women are very feminine, enhancing … More Good News In Sewing, Vol. 2
Remember how one of my goals for 2018 is to put my money where my mouth is? Part of that is to salute the companies and bloggers that are making the blogosphere more inclusive and inspiring! To that end, I’ve decided to start a periodic round-up of awesomeness in the blogosphere! More Inclusive Models Helen’s … More Good News in Sewing, Vol. 1
I’ve chatted this summer with a few people thinking of starting blogs, and one of the things people ask about is how to create enough content! Sewing is expensive and time consuming, and taking pictures isn’t always easy. Here are some of my suggestions – and I hope you’ll help us come up with more … More Blog topics that aren’t finished projects
I always enjoy trying new pattern lines, so when Maria Denmark announced her new English-language online magazine called Sewing Life, I was excited! I’ve sewn Maria Denmark patterns since I started working with knits, and I’ve always appreciated her drafting. Maria has run a Danish-language sewing magazine called Sysiden for a few years, and now … More Sewing Life Cocoon Dress!
Time for another Tribute Month project! Marcy aka. Oonaballoona needs no introduction – she is probably one of the most recognisable bloggers around, with one of the most distinctive styles. Marcy was the inspiration for the Sewcialists Oonapalooza month, back in 2014. We had so much fun getting inspired by Marcy that we decided the … More Tribute Month: Marcy from Oonaballona
I’m determined to try some new pants styles this year! It’s be ages since I wore anything other than slim jeans, but dammit, life is for living. Will wide-legged pants make me look rounded, shorter, or wider? Um, yeah, probably… but whatever, I already am those things anyway! So, with this experiment in mind, I’ve … More Which Wide-Legged Pants Pattern Should I Try?
If you’ve clicked through to my blog lately, you might have noticed that I updated my blog format. One day, my old blog seemed fine… the next, I was itching to change it! Does that happen to you too? Here’s some of the new, improved features: A new header, but still made with my wardrobe colour … More Blog Update!
Several pairs of my me-made jeans are ready for retirement, so I finally found the courage to sew up some of my Cone Mills Denim! I ordered it from Threadbare fabrics, where it is $15-16USD/yard, which is a very reasonable price… until you have to buy it in Canadian dollars and have it shipped here! … More Cone Mills Ginger Jeans
I think the theme of this dress is “Why bother planning?” I’ve had this rayon knit in my stash for a year, and for that whole time I knew I wanted to make it into a ruffled Comino Cap dress. I did that thing, though, where you like a fabric and therefore hoard it instead … More Winter Comino Dress
My pledge for MMM this year is to wear designers from different regions each week. First up is Canadian patterns, then European, Australian/New Zealand, and finally American. I’m proud to say that my home country didn’t let me down on this long first week! We’ve got great pattern designers in Canada, who I think particularly … More Me-Made May Week 1: Canada Week!