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
As promised, here’s a comparison of the new Closet Core Pattern Mile End Sweatshirt and the new Helen’s Closet Jackson Pullover, with a sneaky little Cashmerette thrown in too. Sewing these over the last month has been a pleasure – my favourite kind of easy knit sewing and cosy cheerful fabric to boot! (Disclaimer: I … More Trying New Sweatshirt Patterns!
I’ve been digging through my patterns lately to find TNTs for knits. Over the last year I bought so many wovens that I don’t have many knit patterns in my current size! Of course, Cashmerette comes through with the knit basics, and so this Pembrooke dress was born. I’ve made many dresses in a similar … More One Dress with Many Cardigans
I always thought I’d be sad when it came time to end the Sewcialists… but it feels right. What a relief! I’ve loved organising the Sewcialists – we have had the most amazing volunteer crew behind the scenes. Right from the start in 2013 it was a team effort, with different friends taking on various … More Closing Down the Sewcialists – Some Thoughts
Hello, hello! Spring in the air, even though it’s often still freezing here over night. Helen from Helen’s Closet sent me the new March Top and Dress pattern when it launched, and I decided to sew it up right away! I used to pattern test for Helen’s Closet quite a bit, but obviously not since … More A Helen’s Closet Duo: March Top and Ashton Dress