Pssst! Over here. Need something to take the edge off? Something that’ll make you feel great? I got what you need. I’m your pusher… And I’m pushin’ TERRY CLOTH. Lawdamercy, why didn’t anyone TELL me that terry cloth is heaven on earth? These pants caress my legs all day with millions of tiny soft loops that swish around in buttery-soft drapiness. Siiiiighhhhhh…. As soon as … Continue reading Mother’s Little Helper: Not-So-Secret Pyjamas
Hey friends! This is a really big deal for me, and for Helena, the amazingly talented sewist and blogger at GrayAllDay.com….we have just launched the very first episode of our new podcast! Please go check out our new website at clothesmakingmavens.com and have a listen! Don’t forget while you’re there to let us know what you think, and what you’d like to hear about on future Clothes … Continue reading Announcing the Clothes Making Mavens Podcast!
I’ve been taking a leather sandal making class at The Make Den here in Toronto for the past few weeks. Every once in a while, as I was concentrating on cutting or bevelling or skiving or some other task that was causing major repetitive strain (my right middle finger has been numb for two days), I’d suddenly think: I’m making SHOES. I’m MAKING shoes! I’M making … Continue reading Shoe Making at the Make Den
You know what’s so amazing about sewing podcasts? That you get to listen to people discuss your favourite pastime while you’re doing your favourite pastime! It’s like having a sewing party at your place but you didn’t have to vacuum or bake banana bread ahead of time! If you’re a fan of sewing podcasts like I am, then I hope you’ll be happy to hear this news… … Continue reading Exciting News! And Your Most Embarrassing Make
I know you totally clicked on this post to see that SKIRT! And I don’t blame you. Just LOOK at those colours! Doesn’t it remind you of a Monet painting? And then there’s that great jacquard texture to die for. I gasped when I saw it on the rack at H&M and practically ran to the checkout counter to buy it. That’s right — I … Continue reading Picasso and Monet Together in my Closet
Ha, I bet you haven’t heard the words ‘deadly’ and ‘romper’ in the same sentence lately. 😉 I don’t make a habit of naming my clothes, but this one was born with a name: Poison Betty. Poison because the fabric has images of irresistible little potion/poison bottles on it, and Betty because the romper has a bit of a retro-play-suit flavour to it. (Other retro names I like … Continue reading Let Me Introduce Poison Betty, the Deadly Romper
This is the Aurora Tank Top by Seamwork (Colette). This is the first time I tried one of their patterns and I’m quite happy with it! I bought the pattern while Colette was having a sale and loved making the first one so much that I went a bit crazy and made three. This green and purple one is made of cotton jersey that I … Continue reading Seamwork Aurora Tank Top: Betcha I can’t sew just one