There is nothing that connects these three projects except perhaps colour, so I’m going with it! I’ve been trying to add more green into my wardrobe this year because it is part of the “pastel forest” palette that I made up in August. First up is this boiled wool … cardigan? jacket? I made a … More Black, white, and green all over
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!