So, what happened in my life beyond actual sewing? Let’s see… After 3 years of commuting 800km/week to rural schools, I got moved to city schools! Now I only service 3 schools, and my drive most mornings is 5km. It’s made such a huge difference to my quality of life (and to the back pain … More My #SewingTop5 Highlights of 2018
Oh my gosh, folks, it’s been far too long since I shared about a new sewing project! And while these two projects were actually sewn before my concussion, I’m finally in good enough shape to share! Up first are two projects that I sewed and blogged for Cali Fabrics. I get an allowance for fabric … More Let’s get back to SEWING!
Are you ready to read about what never got worn? Or never even made it to the blog? It’s time to tell all! I spent a long time playing with the fit on my Closet Case Patterns Sasha trousers, but I never once wore this pair. Brown is just not my colour! I did wear … More My #SewingTop5 Fails of 2018!
This is always the easiest of the categories for me to write – I mean, I love most of the clothes I make, but when I think back, there are always some favourites! In no particular order: My angles dress! This was a RTW knock off, mashing up two TNT patterns, and I love it. … More My #SewingTop5 Hits for 2018!
As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time for my annual blog series: The Sewing Top 5! It’s a chance to review what worked or didn’t this past year, celebrate the highlights, reflect, and set some goals for next year. I love this series, and I hope you join in the fun too! I started … More Announcing the #SewingTop5 for 2018!
Back in 2015, I posted a quick tutorial for folded fabric star ornaments… and somehow that has become my most popular post ever! It’s had 50 000 views overall, and I can always tell Christmas is coming when it starts getting popular again! (Just the other day is had 4000 views – tis the season!) … More Resharing my most popular post ever!
Hi! Just a quick post in case any of you don’t follow me on Instagram, and have wondered why I’ve disappeared! I was rear-ended on the drive home from work 2 weeks ago, and I’ve been off with a concussion ever since. My glasses prescription has changed since the accident, so everything is double right … More Looks like I’m taking November off…
Riddle me this: Which two TNT’s did I use to make this dress? It’s two of the five patterns I have featured in my TNT pattern page! If you guessed Cashmerette Concord and Kitschy Koo Comino Cap, you are correct! In all my digging for Pinterest inspiration for Kibbe Gamine style, I started falling in … More 70’s Flair
On Monday I told you that I’d become fascinated by Kibbe bodytypes and wanted to try sewing some clothes inspired by the suggestions for Gamines. Well, here you are, a very basic first attempt! Two sweatshirts! Here are the factors that make these appropriate for the gamine body type: high neckline fitted at shoulders and … More Sewing Kibbe Gamine
Have you ever heard of David Kibbe’s body type system? He published a book in 1987, but like “having your colours done”, it’s back in fashion! (Is this only in my world that those two are trendy again? Maybe!) The assumption of the system is that we are all a mix ofYang (soft) and Yin … More Down the Kibbe rabbit hole!