#2018make9 Mid-to-late February is a sensible time for making plans for the year, isn’t it? (November – February is always difficult for sewing, as it’s when most of my teaching is. This year, I added in coming down with shingles … Continue reading
So over at the makery Portia’s running another year of refashioning, this year with the theme of “suits you”, i.e. suit refashioning! Entries close at midnight on 31st October, which isn’t just over 2 hours away as I write this, … Continue reading
Bunting! It’s great. You can hang it up and it looks pretty. See! It’s all pretty colours and everything. And some of the fabric has dogs on, and Dogs make everything better. I saw similar bunting with buttons on in … Continue reading
I’ve been organising things today – getting the house prepared before term starts. I’m not sure where the summer went to… I made some fabric baskets for putting patterns in, and someone on facebook wanted instructions. This is what I … Continue reading
I’m not sure about culottes. At one of the schools I went to, one of the teachers wore them – and I was amazed! The practicality of trousers but the look of a skirt… But my mom really hated them, … Continue reading
I have a slight sewing magazine addiction… I blame Panda, he likes reading them. Recently I treated myself to Beautiful Bags, one of those not quite a magazine, not quite a book things. There are several bags in it that … Continue reading
For Me Made May I’m trying to wear the things I’ve made from scratch. There aren’t too many (there are a lot more I’ve altered/refashioned, which filled a lot of me-made-may last year) so I’m concentrating on wearing the things … Continue reading
I, dott, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May’17. I endeavour to actually wear the things I am making now that I’m learning to use patterns. That’s 4 items so far, but I will also finish the thing that just … Continue reading
So yesterday I took a break from the housework to read the latest Sew Now magazine. I hadn’t been able to find it in the shops so bought it online. I read my way through, only to find…
Oh look, it’s my garden!
Sewing time has been rather limited recently. Hopefully I’ll get some more time over the Easter break.
There’s a new sewing magazine out, a sister mag to Love Sewing. In the second issue there was a utility skirt – what I’d call a combat or cargo skirt, because of the pockets on the sides. I am a … Continue reading