The simplest way to figure out what colours suit you is to start with the clothes you already love. Why reinvent the wheel? One of my favourite ongoing series here is about wardrobe colours palettes, and this spring I’m going to update some of those posts. Today I’ll show you how to use pictures of … More How to Make Your Own Wardrobe Colour Palette!
One of the joys of the sewing community is that when your privilege shows, people will tell you. And kindly and lovingly, that’s what people did for me yesterday! So, a clarification on my rant yesterday about how including front, back and side photos is so important in pattern reviews on Instagram and blogs: If … More Front, Back and Side View Pictures: Listening and Learning
Back in the day when blogging was the main form of sharing our sewing, there was one unspoken rule: Every post must contain front, back and side photos! How else is a person to know how the pattern really fits? But now that many people share on Instagram more than blogs, we often don’t see … More Front, Back and Side View Pictures: A Wee Rant
As my Instagram feed gets taken over by masks, I’m feeling the need for some normalcy in my sewing bubble. So instead of telling you about the masks I sewed today, let me show you the Calder Pants I sewed last week! (Disclosure: Cashmerette sent me my choice of fabric from Blackbird and the pattern … More Let’s distract ourselves with pretty pictures: The Cashmerette Calder Pants Edition
Well hello! And welcome to my version of 1982, my birth year. We’ve had this Sewcialists mini challenge planned for months, but it ended up coming at a time when lots of us could use a frivolous distraction. This time the challenge is to “Sew Your Birth Year”. Since I’m organising it, I obviously had … More #SewcialistsMiniChallenge Sew Your Birth Year!
I’m craving some normalcy, so let’s just jump in with a dress I made at least a month ago! Why yes, my choice of print does hide EVERY design detail! For clarity, here’s a picture of the same pattern that I made last year in a heavy double knit. This is a Burda envelope pattern, … More A Burda ITY Dress
If you’ve been reading my blog for a long time, then you know I LOVE wardrobe colour palettes! I did a whole series starting back in 2013, which you can find here or in the header at the top of my blog. Now that I’ve got an excess of time at home, I thought it … More Revisiting my Wardrobe Colour Palette Series!
I’m back with my second installment of my year-long pledge to sew something with special fabric every month! There are a few goals to this: to buy fewer but nicer fabrics, to #sewtheprecious, and to make clothes I’ll love for a long time to come! My first project was a bit hit, so how would … More Sew Something Special: February 2020
Surprise! I made this wool coat back in the fall, and never blogged it. I absolutely love it though, and wear it a lot! It’s the perfect layer for days when it’s around freezing and I’m just walking 10m between the house to the car to work! I can also wear it inside when the … More My Most Worn Garment of the Season!
This Christmas, I decided maybe my new style would be analogous colour schemes: outfits combining solid garments in pink, purple and red, for example, or lime, green and teal. I pinned a bunch of pictures, bought some solid fabric and got sewing. So far so good… except that was a month ago and I haven’t … More Failed Attempts at Sewing Solids