It’s ombré, hombre! If there’s one thing that will have me clicking “Add To Cart” faster than a Canadian politician can resign after a #metoo complaint, it’s ombré. (Oh, and Asian-style prints. Especially with cranes. But I digress.) There was one lousy yard of this fabric left in stock, so I snatched it up, determined to find a way to make it work for something. … Continue reading The One Hour Ombre Top, Which Was Effortless, Of Course
This is the Cardigan That Almost Wasn’t. It’s the Capsule Cardigan from Greenstyle Creations. It came out a helluva mess, but I’ve been enjoying wearing it anyway. You can see from the pics that the front band is a bit too short, so the fronts of the cardigan don’t quite hang properly. I blame it all on the fabric I chose. You know, it’s NOT … Continue reading GreenStyle Capsule Cardigan & the Distracting Infinity Scarf
Hey! I made a zip-up hoodie for my handsome husband for Christmas! This is the Ziggi Hoodie by Wardrobe by Me. I used a fleece knit I bought for about 3 euros per meter at the Turkish Market in Berlin last spring. Dave wore it to work and told his mates I made it for him. One of the reactions was, “How do you even … Continue reading Do Hoodies Grow on Trees?
Last month I engaged in a little Extreme Sewing. 12pm, Saturday, December 16: I decide I need a new dress for a party I’m going to at 6pm. Husband raises his eyebrows at my proclamation and suggests it might be better for my state of mind to wear one of the many things already in my closet. However, I accept that by 6pm, I will … Continue reading Instant Party: Just Add Nettie (and some safety pins and maybe duct tape)
Satin printed fabric from Spoonflower. An unexpected favourite make of 2017 (post here) It’s been a very good year, and I’m full of gratitude. What’s coming down the pike for 2018? One thing I know for sure is I won’t be buying any ready-to-wear clothes. I’ve taken the 2018 RTW Fasters pledge. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes. Here’s wishing you a very … Continue reading My 2017 in pictures
How is it almost the end of 2017 already?? I’m looking forward to the break between Christmas and New Year to do a lot of sewing and hopefully catching up on posting some of the stuff I’ve been sewing lately. Truth be told, I’m also going to be doing a bit of shopping during that time, in preparation for the Ready-to-Wear Fast of 2018! I’ve … Continue reading Fast Fashion Fasting & Favourite Feathered Tee
This top is a result of chance: I wasn’t thinking, “I need to sew a turtleneck,” but when I happened upon this chartreuse rayon-wool knit at Fabricland, A) I had to buy it because it was chartreuse; and B) a turtleneck is what it demanded to become. I used the Paola Turtleneck Tee pattern from Named Clothing (although I actually purchased the PDF from the Oliver … Continue reading Paola Turtleneck