Finally, I’ve made something for myself that I’m happy with! As is usual with me, I’ve been spending more time recently reading about sewing than I have, actually sewing but in my defence it hasn’t been all my fault. I’ve had lots going on with work, including attending conferences, speaking at conferences and doing all… Continue reading Style Arc Nina Cardigan
I’ve discovered that one of the things I really enjoy making is shirts. Despite my reservations about my Grainline Archer (not the pattern itself, but rather its suitability for my figure) and the problems I had with the collar, there’s something so satisfying about getting to the end of the sewing, attaching the buttons and… Continue reading A Surplus of Shirts
The blog has been a bit dirge-like recently. So to brighten things up, before we embark on the story of all of my recent-makes-gone-wrong (although I did just yesterday finish a shirt for T that’s pretty ok!) I thought it’d be nice to talk about something positive. We begin our story in May. Imagine, an… Continue reading Cushions!
Anyone with the ability to look at a calendar will know that it’s been a long time since my last post. A loooong time, in fact. It’s very hard to put my finger on why this is – it isn’t just one single factor – rather, it’s a combination of things. Where to start? The final… Continue reading On Frustruation & Failure
After having made a couple of shirts for Trev (Colette Negroni 1 and Negroni 2) I thought it was about time that I made one for myself. All over the internet I’ve been seeing people post pictures of the Grainline Archer shirt and there’s definitely a big casual-shirt-shaped hole in my wardrobe! Going back a… Continue reading Plaid Grainline Archer