Like many other UK sewists, I’ve decided to join the scrubs-making army. There are currently thousands of us, mostly women up and down the country sewing hospital scrubs to support the NHS. I’m doing this because I want to; because it makes me feel useful to make a contribution to something, but while I’m sitting […]
I haven’t posted anything yet about what’s going on in the world. Not because I don’t have anything to say but because there’s so much to say it’s like a Tsunami. Apart from everything else I’ve realised how much energy I use just trying not to make people feel uncomfortable. I hate confrontation but I […]
I’m sticking with a simplistic but compelling ‘a barrier is better than no barrier’ mantra.
Well, the first thing I’m going to tell you about my #makenine2020 is that I’m not making one. If that sounds like a strange way to start a resolutions article let me explain.. I published a #makenine in 2018 and 2019 due in part to FOMO but also because it seemed a good idea to […]
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 […]
Jumpsuit Fever is still in full flow, even though the brilliant Sew Together For Summer challenge and summer itself is now over. It was so much fun seeing all the entries from all over the world and I was inspired to enter five jumpsuits in the challenge. I had actually made six but one was […]
When contemplating this perennial question Why do you sew? – This is why I sew.
Well didn’t we all going crazy for jumpsuits! Sewtogetherforsummer19 has really started something this year. More than 700 jumpsuits and I added 5 to that total. I’ve shared one, the Cherry jumpsuit from Mood Sewciety but that just whetted my appetite. Always one to ramp up the challenge level, I really wanted to do a […]
A quick throwback to what is now one of my favourite pattern books, Wendy Ward’s A Beginners guide to sewing with knitted fabrics. I have used this book before and this is a pair of repeats. I’ve actually made two more Kinder cardigans and a second pair of Derwent trousers. I made a short Kinder […]
At the risk of sounding repetitive, I love this book, Breaking the Pattern. I set a slightly tongue in cheek challenge to myself as I designated one square of my #makenine2019 to “Everything in the Breaking the Pattern book”. with the possible exception of the the tote, and the Utu pinafore as it felt a […]