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!
Look, September kicked my butt. I was late on two pattern tests, purely because I forgot when they were due… I’ve been telling Jamie every weekend that I’ll sew him pants, and 4 weeks later, I haven’t yet… and I only blogged 3 projects in September, all of which were sewn in August! The shift … More Helen’s Closet Elliot Sweater
It’s finally time! I proposed a #SewJanelleMonae tribute back in April… knew what I was making by June… sewed it in July and August… and here we are, with the finished look in September! If you still have plans to make your own Janelle-inspired project, don’t worry – there are no rules around this and … More #SewJanelleMonae
So apparently leopard is really trendy this fall… I can tell because I’ve been seeing enough of it that I really want more! And then my coworker asked if I could teach her how to sew – and the first thing she wants to make is a leopard skirt! I’d never worn animal prints until … More Loving Leopard Prints