This year (ok, and least year) I’m working on making my style bolder, braver, and more fun! Using the guidelines for KIbbe’s Flamboyant Gamine body type has been helping with that, since it recommends strong colours and pattern, playful contrasts, and more-is-more style. I wrote about dabbling in Kibbe back in early fall, and you … More #SewYourKibbe – Going all in on Flamboyant Gamine!
Remember my last post, when I was so annoyed that the Burda Instagram account wasn’t sharing many plus size makers or patterns? Well, I posted on Instagram, and we got that changed! (My account is private, so I can’t link to it here… but here’s where Sewcialists reposted part of what I shared!) I’m thrilled … More Thank you, @Burda_Style!
Remember when I bought three Burda paper patterns at Christmas? Well, I’ve already shared the twist one with you, and here are the other two! When I picked these patterns, I specifically wanted something new and experimental – something unlike the more basic indie patterns that I usually sew! I really enjoyed sewing them all, … More The Burda Fascination Continues!
If someone had to describe what I’m best known for, it definitely wouldn’t be solid fabrics or extra added details! I’m more of a “let the print do the talking” girl. But every once in a while, I enjoy a wee challenge just to remind myself that I know how! Enter this pretty cherry red … More Just to prove I can!
I am so excited that my dear friend and Sewcialists Editor Becky has released her first pattern, the Ione Shirt from Workhorse Patterns! I’m proud to have been a tester and a model for the pattern. When we “hire” for Sewcialists Editors, we are always looking for people who are “movers and shakers”, someone who … More Workhorse Patterns Ione Top!
Lots of things snuck past me while I was dealing with my concussion… including tell you all that I was featured in Sewn Magazine! It is such an honour to be asked to contribute – you might remember that I raved about how fresh and inspiring I find Sewn this past summer, and it’s been … More Appearing in Sewn Magazine!
I process everything better through writing and talking, so please indulge me as I reflect on the unexpected experience of having a concussion! 6+ weeks at home is a long time to think about things, and I’d like to let it out so that I can move on. Concussions are slow. EVERYONE told me this, … More Concussion Thoughts
Well hi! Look at me, participating in a challenge, and ON TIME! (I think?) Meg from Cookin’ and Craftin’ proposed the Sew Twists and Ties challenge at the end of December, and it has taken the sewing world by storm! I love it when someone comes up with just the right idea at the right … More Sew Twists and Ties!
After a very, very slow 3 months since my concussion, I can finally see well enough to sew and now to blog! I feel a bit rusty about all of this – I took pride in posting twice a week for years, and now I’m a once a month kind of gal! My husband gave … More Festive Sparkle
One of the joys of hosting the #sewingtop5 is getting to explore all of your posts – and I think it’s a great way to meet new sewing friends! If you participated this year on your blog or Instagram, please leave links down below! Looking forward to checking out all your hits, misses, highlights, reflections … More Share your Top 5 posts here!