Scared Stitchless

I am scared stitchless. I purchased the pattern for the Burda 10/2011 Chiffon blouse with tie band #128B almost a month ago, and bought fabric for it soon after, but I can’t seem to bring myself to sew it. Trouble is, I’m pretty sure that sewing that fabric is gonna be the death of me. It’s a thin, sheer, ravel-y, drooling monster that keeps me awake … Continue reading Scared Stitchless

Circles, Stars, Bombs and Flowers – for Jen

Is it weird to create a fabric in honour of a friend who passed away? Fuck it, I’m doing it. Jen was a friend of mine at university — many years ago — who died when she was only about 22 years old. She was a poet who wrote a compendium of poetry called Circles, Stars, Bombs, and Flowers. I think that’s such a lyrical … Continue reading Circles, Stars, Bombs and Flowers – for Jen

On my Needles: Batik Dress & Colour Block Cardigan

There are a couple of things on my needles these days. I’m making a sleeveless dress from this beautiful batik fabric I bought in Ghana, using Burda’s “Fatina” pattern #6051. And on my knitting needles, I’m working on the Erika Cardigan by MillaMia, using Cascade 220 sport yarn. I chose a brighter blue than the model from the MillaMia website, as well as chartreuse for … Continue reading On my Needles: Batik Dress & Colour Block Cardigan