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Part One…

Applique and Bodice Construction…

So once again I started with a nude leotard as a base. Now I needed the lace so after recycling a couple of old work tops I had one large black lace appliqué and I sourced five more pieces from Ebay. 456 more words


Denim Tuesday

I miss home so much! I feel a little off balance like the weather- sunshine, rain, sleet, the whole spectrum. One minute I’m on top of the world designing at Trama, and the next I’m worried about successfully finding a hot shower, or whether i’ll get lost on my way home. 604 more words


Battle of the stitches: going grey

For our second instalment of Battle of the Stitches Olu of Needle and Ted and I are joined by Nina from Fliegfederfrei. This battle’s challenge? 490 more words

Sewing Projects

Boat Neck Lady Skater T-shirt

I’m inordinately pleased with this simple modification, I really needed a grey top to replace the one that I am wearing in this post, I’ve had that thing since high school and it’s ratty and permanently stretched out, as much as I love it. 681 more words


Pattern Drafting: Basic Blouse for Forward Shoulder/Broad Back Fit

Over the last weekend, I decided to knuckle down and try drafting a pattern for a shirt from my own measurements. As I’d ranted previously, despite sewing something in the ballpark of 20 shirts over the last year from various patterns and with various modifications, nothing would end up fitting correctly without looking like a feed sack. 754 more words

Sewing Projects

One Million Muslins (aka The Great Coat Conundrum of 2015)

Hello again!

I have already failed at updating weekly while I’m taking my workshop–oops! But it’s because I’ve been beyond busy and am struggling to keep up: I still work 2 nights a week plus weekends at the shop, the workshop takes one other night each week, and we’ve had some house-related emergencies in the last week that required dedicated attention and time off of work (sump pump drain line frozen + lots of snow + thaw = Mads stays up ALL NIGHT and ALL DAY bailing water out of the sump pit BY HAND until a janky-ass workaround can be set up), so unfortunately my blog has been neglected. 937 more words

Happy Hump Day

Today I attended a free drawing class at my local art gallery in order to get my creative juices following. I haven’t drawn or desgined anything in a long time so was I was feeling a bit lost and had no idea where to start. 132 more words