This is the top that “crept up” on me: when I finished sewing it, I was sure I didn’t like it and wouldn’t wear it. The only thing that kept me from donating it was that my original plan was to add elastics at the wrist for a bit of a bishop sleeve look, so I kept it in my alterations pile for a while … Continue reading A Simple Scout Tunic
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
I promised myself I’d never make a bad pun using the word Sew. But there it is. There is only so long you can resist before you get sucked over to the dark side. Sorry. But I really do have a lot to tell you! There was the visit from Clothes Making Mavens co-host Helena, all the way from California to Toronto, and that weekend … Continue reading Sew Much to Tell You
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
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!
A golden prom dress — made from plastic garbage bags! A tie-dyed denim pantsuit worthy of Prince himself! A bomber jacket covered in multicoloured Andy Warhol-style portraits! If you know Michelle Morris of That Black Chic, you’ll know that I could only be talking about her amazing makes. On the latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens Podcast, I chat with Michelle about her creative … Continue reading Podcast: Michelle Morris of That Black Chic
Helena and I haven’t had a chat on our podcast for a while. Turns out we’ve both had a case of missing sewjo…and missing blogjo, not to mention podjo. (Sorry, seems I’ve got a case of overkilljo happening right now.) But we finally got our act together and compared notes on some of the things that get in the way of sewing, and some strategies … Continue reading When Sewjo goes MIA and you’re like WTF? FML! And getting it back FTW