My last blog post went over like a lead balloon! Now I know that black track pants don’t merit too much excitement, and maybe you weren’t in the mood for talking about sewing for your period and menopause, but surely you have stories about the most embarrassing thing you sewed and wore out in public, no? So I thought it was worth repeating part of … Continue reading Can I Take Your Order?
When we sew garments, we’re sewing to fit our bodies. And that would be quite a bit easier if our bodies didn’t keep changing all the time, amirite?! For many women, there may be a significant change at least once a month. So Helena and I decided to discuss sewing for menstruation and menopause on our latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens. We talk … Continue reading Sewing with the Flow and Mama Bear Joggers
This is just a quick post to say hi and show you the giant throw pillows I made. I used some canvas-weight fabrics by Echino (see below). Dontcha just love the stag with the red hipster glasses? And I mixed them up with some other cotton mid-weight fabrics I had leftover, like the Japanese cotton on the bottom of the pillow below. That was leftover … Continue reading Nesting
Some of the following photos to be filed under The Futility of Photographing Black Garments. You’ll just have to imagine that you can actually see the style lines and details! This is the BurdaStyle Wrap Blouse from the 04/2014 magazine, but also available online here: http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/wrap-blouse-042014. I’m also sporting a Love Notions pencil skirt which I’ll discuss more below. Back to the blouse: I made one … Continue reading Burda Wrap Blouse & Love Notions Skirt Sybil Illusion Skirt
Hi friends! This is just a quick post to show you my McCall’s 7538 top that has gone into pretty heavy rotation in my wardrobe. It’s very ‘me’ — angled seams, colour blocking, and a fitted shape. I used three different colours of the same “autumn weight jersey” I bought at Fabricland. I previously used the purple knit on this GreenStyle Creations swing dress. I … Continue reading McCall’s 7538 Colour-Blocked Top, and What is So Exciting Above My Head?
Last week I was lucky enough to be able to travel to Los Angeles for a bit of a break from winter. (Although I seemed to have brought the winter along with me from Toronto — the LA newscasts were full of handwringing about how damn COLD it was there. Alas.) Anyway, one of the reasons for my trip was to hang out with Helena, … Continue reading Meeting an old friend for the first time!
The name “Velvet Morning” conjures up images of softness, serenity, a feeling of rejuvenation after a good sleep…. …NONE of which are the feelings I had while making this GODDAMN CARDIGAN. Oh sure, I can put on a good performance for these pictures, acting like it didn’t take me fully a YEAR AND A HALF to knit this. I can even look like I’m calmly … Continue reading Velvet Morning Cardigan