This is my finished version of the Jalie Yoko Square Roll-Neck Top — a free pattern! Merci, Jalie! (If you read my last blog post and couldn’t click through to the pattern, the link is definitely working now.) I modified mine by adding 5 inches to the length so I could wear it with leggings and have my butt covered. Another modification: I made the … Continue reading Yoko Convertible Turtleneck Sweater & New Clothes Making Mavens podcast episode
Hi, friends! I’m excited to tell you that on the latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast, we’re interviewing Marcy Harriell, a.k.a. Oonaballoona. You don’t want to miss this one so click the link to listen or subscribe on your favourite podcasting app. Thanks for listening! — Lori Continue reading Marcy Harriell is on Clothes Making Mavens
Hi friends! Just a quick note to let you know that the latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast dropped a few days ago. I interviewed Kate Ng from Time to Sew on the topic of sustainable sewing. If you’ve ever wondered about the environmental impact of fabric manufacturing, or felt a bit guilty about chucking fabric scraps into the landfill, this episode is for … Continue reading The Clothes Making Mavens Podcast: a chat with Kate Ng on sustainable sewing
Hi friends. Just wanted to let you know that Barbara Emodi’s book is out, and I’m so happy for her! (And happy for me — it just arrived in the mail and I’m looking forward to some enjoyable reading and no doubt a few laughs!) As you may know, Barbara is a regular contributor to our Clothes Making Mavens podcast. If you want to know … Continue reading Barbara’s Book is Out!
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
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!
Come join me on a personal tour of Sharadha’s closet full of gorgeous handmades in the latest Clothes Making Mavens Podcast! These are some of Sharadha’s –aka Sweet Shard‘s– garments we’re drooling over: You can hear the complete podcast over at clothesmakingmavens.com. Thanks for stopping by! — Lori Continue reading A Tour of Sweet Shard’s Closet!
I’m so excited! Melanie from followingthethread.ca is hosting a literary sewalong! I have been thinking about how great it would be to do something like that for a while now, and the universe answered my half-baked thoughts about it by sending a fairy-literary-sewalong-mother in the shape of Melanie to organize and host it. Woo-hoo! The first book Melanie has proposed for her Literary Sewing Circle … Continue reading By the Pricking of My Thumbs, A Wicked Sewalong This Way Comes
Helena and I had a fun chat with Dawn of Two On, Two Off on our latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast. Dawn lives in Anchorage, Alaska, and lately as she goes out running she has to be mindful of bear attacks! Scary. Helena, in California, is more concerned with stepping on a snake while out running (although unseen poles seem to be … Continue reading Running and Sewing and Bears, OH MY!