I wear dresses a lot at work, but in lockdown, all I want to wear is flowy tops, cardigans and jeggings! To that end, I’ve ordered a bunch of pretty lightweight florals and sweater knits, and today I’m showing you two outfits. I recently posted about how I’m shifting from cool soft summer colours to … More Sewing Basics in Soft Summer and Soft Autumn Colours
I’m totally fascinated by seasonal colour typology, but also find it baffling and not very intuitive. That’s why I like my own approach of starting with the colours you already like, instead of trying to categorize yourself into someone else’s system! That said, I thought I’d show you how I finally figured out my season, … More What Season Am I? (Using your own colour palette to find out!)
Of course! Your colour palette can change for a lot of reasons: you might prefer cooler colours as your hair greys changing seasons or moving to a different climate can make your best colours get darker, lighter, warmer or cooler dyeing your hair, changing your preferred makeup or getting new glasses can change the amount … More Can a wardrobe colour palette change over time?
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!