Summer 2019 shall henceforth be known (by me anyway) as the summer of jumpsuit smugness. I’m sure smug is not good but I am so pleased with myself and what I achieved in my sewing in 2019. Yet another post generated by my #Sewtogetherforsummer19 exploits, this is all about maybe my favourite (…oh, you’re all […]
Let’s sew it for the boy: Forgetful travellers and the magic of sewing – Part 1
Overcoming the reluctance to sew for others can bring some great satisfaction.
The End is Nigh… or is it already all over?
Hello 2020, another year has ended and we start all over again. Some say its a new decade, me I’m a numerical sort of gal and I think its the beginning of the end. It’s now the time when we think about last year and consider what awaits us in this new year. Its the […]
Testing, testing: how to reach out by testing for others
One of the really rewarding things I have discovered in my first year as an online sewist is the benefit of testing. I’ve been lucky enough to get involved in a number of product tests and reviews which have allowed me to move ahead in my sewing. Did I hear you say “Freebies!” The overarching proviso […]
Unrequited Sewing: The Pattern Stash gets busted
All of my sewing sisters will be guilty of stashing far more fabric than we know what to do with but since I’ve joined in with the wonderful world of the sewcialists I have had to concede that it’s not just fabrics that I have a huge unused pile of but there is also a […]
The humble T-shirt was remade in its own image…
I’m setting out to copy an existing RTW item from my wardrobe. When I used to do this kind of thing as a teenager, I always thought was a bit of a knock-off because I hadn’t bought a pattern, it didn’t involve lots of Complicated Technique and it wasn’t done ‘properly’. However, since falling in love […]
Resurrection and revamping: the mannequin dossier – part three.
Well here we are ready to get a girl back on her feet. In part two I showed you how I re-covered both upper and lower parts of the dress-form. It now just leaves her tipsy stand to be sorted out. There’s often that moment when you have dismantled something and you realise you don’t quite […]
Starters orders ….
I’m very good at starting, I good with ideas, I’m a great one for saying “This would be good thing to do…” I’m OK at getting it going. I’m rubbish at finishing. So this should be the easy bit. I’m still musing over what should be the ten more things I need to make my list […]
It’s harder than you think …
Blogging…! How to convince myself that anyone gives a monkey’s about my day which seems so mundane that I’m too timid to start writing it down. Well it’s hard. I tell myself I’m writing for myself and not to hope or even care if anyone reads it, but I can’t kid myself. I want somebody to read […]