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
This dress has been a long time in the posting. I actually finished it way before we moved, in October last year. Slowly but surely we’ll catch up on all of these FOs and I can find that lost mojo! During last year, Colette brought out their new guide to sewing knits and three new… Continue reading Prison Stripe Colette Moneta