Well, apparently I do remember how to use my sewing machine for sewing woven garments! I made up this skirt over a few evenings after work last week, and I’m actually really happy with it. This pink wool has been in my fabric stash the longest of any uncut length I have. I bought it … Continue reading Hurrah for Hollyburn!
Here we go, the last two weeks worth of MMM posts… 16) Merino Briar with leather shoulder patches 17) Colourblocked Renfrew tee (does it count as colour blocking when both bits are the same colour? This is more pattern blocking, I guess…) 18) Mustard Brume Skirt 19) Gingham Scout tee and fuzzy Linden … Continue reading Me Made May 15: the second half
It is getting cold here! I know those of you who live in the deep south or the far north will be laughing at me, but if it gets below 10 degrees celcius I think its cold. So I am making some warm clothes to get me through the next few months. To kick things … Continue reading Old and new
Daylight savings started last weekend! I’m kind of gutted to be getting up in the dark again, but its definitely worth it to have a few more hours of sunshine in the evening. It feels like we really are heading into summer now! My spring sewing plans are in full swing, and I’ve made some … Continue reading September Round up
Spring is here! I’m furiously plotting my sewing for the next few months, and clearing out my wardrobe. Anything that doesn’t fit, is visibly stretched out of shape or overly shabby, or hasn’t been worn for over 18 months is going in the bin, or to the local hospice shop. I have to make room … Continue reading Spring Sewing
Wow, the end of the month has really snuck up on me! I’ve been a bit distracted, what with starting my new job last Monday… Anyway, June has been a pretty successful month, I’ve made a couple of garments that I’m really proud of. My Hollyburn skirt has been in high rotation, its such a … Continue reading June Round Up
I’m pretty sure that making a long sleeved merino dress is the last thing on my Winter Wardrobe list, and its not even officially winter yet! It certainly feels like winter, its snowing down south and it was 4 degrees this morning when I left for work. Talk about frosty! Happily, I now have a … Continue reading Snug as a bug in a merino Moneta
Continuing on last weeks’ theme of comfy long sleeved tops (in grey and white stripes, no less) , I made myself a Sewaholic Renfrew out of a lovely thick cotton knit. I bought the 2 yards (2.2m) of fabric recommended on the pattern, and I have so much left over that I think I can … Continue reading Double Feature: a pair of Renfrews