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…

Tie-Back Tank

It’s been a wee while since I’ve been at my sewing machine, and I was missing it. The rush of sewing before Dublin had lessened my need somewhat, but like all good hobbies it was always at the back of my mind. I’ve got a few challenging projects coming up soon, and I think that…

Makers Gonna Make

The Sienna Maker Jacket, by Closet Case Files, jumped all of my queues. It was the jacket of my fantasies and at first I couldn’t get View A out of mind. But, do I really need a long-line, but lighter weight (it’s unlined) jacket? Not right now. Hence, maker’s guilt was high. One morning in…

Fisherman’s Vest for a wee Adventurer

I’ve always loved the outdoorsy, scrap-busting aspects of Twig and Tale. Their aesthetics are just gorgeous, full of images of healthy children and adults, having fun in their beautiful hand-made clothes, in environments that are just divine (think wild woodlands, breezy coastlines and nature to sooth the soul). My nephew’s fourth birthday was approaching, and…

Pieced

Well, this was a great experiment! I loved the fabric I used to make Suki robes for my mum and sister last Christmas so much that I saved every scrap. When I tried on my Pietra Shorts with my first version of New Look 6459 reminded me about how much I liked that top, even…

Comox Trunks and Me Made May Pledge

It was the leftover bear fabric that did it. I asked my boyfriend if he’d like a t-shirt made from the leftovers. He said no, but he’d take a pair of boxers. My eyes lit up (underwear is on my Make 9 2019 list and boxers would be a great way of getting started!) and…