Grain Sweater

I feel like I start almost every blog post with this phrase: This has to be one of my favourite makes, ever! As in, did I actually just make that? Also known as true love. This jumper has been a delight to knit, has expanded my knitting skills, and I just utterly love the finished…

Morella Pants

Slowly but surely, I am getting my wardrobe to a place I am happy with. There are still a few items that I am lacking, and definitely some items that are in dire need of replacement (ripping my work trousers right across the bum, while wearing them, hasn’t helped this situation, but that’s a topic…

Gifted: Opian Vaulion Shorts

My mum is like me: she wears her clothing until they literally fall apart. She has just received my sister’s old machine, so can now do her own repairs, but recently she asked if I could make her shorts to fit, as her current pairs do need replaced. “Well, yes, absolutely!”, I said “It would…

Ginger Jeans

Once upon a time, I looked upon my wardrobe and said “I could really do with a pair of jeans.” Woe was me, for there were no trousers within my clothing collection that had that easy-wearing nonchalance of a nice pair of jeans. There is a reason that almost all wardrobes contain a pair of…

Tigery Winslow Culottes

In this story, the fabric came first. While back at my parent’s for Christmas, I spent a day in Edinburgh touring my favourite fabric shops. Unfortunately, most were still closed for the Christmas break, but my favourite – Remnant Kings – was open and had a wonderful selection. I chose this divine viscose: Radiance by…

Ursa Ursa

I can’t quite remember where this idea came from, but in mid-March I wrote in a letter to a friend “we should have a knit-a-long during Lockdown”. She loved the idea, logged onto Ravelry and found a pattern that we’d both favourited – the Ursa Sweater by Jacqueline Cieslak. We decided to extend the KAL…

Smartie Pants

I am sure there comes a time in most sewist’s lives where they think about the long-term sustainability of their hobby. We do not relentlessly need new clothes, indeed it is this consumerist society that has gotten society into hot water (environmental impacts of throw-away fashion), and although those of us making our own clothes…

Eastwood Pyjamas

A month or so ago, @sewdoitemma was having a stashbusting sale, and I watched with interest. It’s not been long since I joined Instagram, and I am enjoying the sense of community that comes with it – especially because I do not discuss my love for making, sewing and knitting readily with the majority of…

Nova Jumper

I am sure that I am not the only one that is feeling the need for more ‘comfort’ clothing during Lockdown. I have to admit that I have been drawn towards my elasticated waistbands (pietra shorts, culottes) and no waist-banded items of clothing (peppermint jumpsuit) and feeling much better for the relaxed dress code. April’s…

Keep the Tempo High!

Prior to lockdown and life as we know it ceasing to exist, I was getting really into going to the gym. I’ve always done a lot of yoga, and I have a very active job. However, neither of these were proving enough to keep me as fit as I was desirous of being. The gym…