Continuing with my knitting journey, I discovered a new site, Yarnpond, a hub for connecting knitting and crochet designers with testers and tech editors. I thought the concept was imaginative and I’m always keen to explore innovative approaches to crafting so I decided to find a project to test on this portal. My chosen piece […]
At first, I didn’t really think I needed a knitted skirt in my life, but how wrong was I?
I still question the sanity of a short sleeved woolly sweater, but I made it anyway.
I’ve been drooling over the artwork of Yuki at Waffle Patterns for a long time and day-dreamed over her drawings wishing not only could I think up such great designs but also that I could illustrate them so well. Just call me a #fangirl. I was really happy when Yuki agreed to let me test […]
Well here we are in 2021. I thought I hadn’t done much in 2020. It felt like time rushed by, while at the same time somehow crawled along all while nothing seemed to happen. Well apparently I was pretty busy. I made more clothes this year than previously. If you want to see everything I […]
Exploring an old talent can revive your creativity and upgrade your skill level.
I really enjoyed my first pattern testing experience and so dived in when I saw @studiotkb requesting testers. Still easing myself back in gently I went for this top which is suitable for beginners but does use stretch fabrics so a bit of practice is needed to master sewing with stretch knits. Joining a group […]
Once you get to a certain degree of proficiency, one of the key ambitions of many sewists is to take off the training wheels of commercial dress patterns and make your own. Once I had mastered seams and zips and darts and waistbands and had made a few tailored items, this idea began to form in my […]