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Self-drafted crop top, times two

A scrappy little crop top has been one of my hardest working garments this summer.

It’s sleeveless and breathable, but structured and cut with enough coverage that it doesn’t feel skimpy. 700 more words


Sew Your Own Basics 2

I seem to have strained my wrists, so I’m taking a crochet break (boo) and continuing with some sewing (yay!).  Following on from my last sewing post, I’ve attempted some leggings. 435 more words


Purl Soho's City Gym Shorts

Another re-used bed sheets post here!I pinned this project by Purl Soho ages ago, and every time I scrolled through pinterest, it jumped out. I liked the ease of the shorts, and the cute bias trim. 292 more words

Drafting a Sloper or Pattern Block Part 5: the Sleeves

I decided to try a couple of sleeve tutorials as I always have Suzy Furrer and Craftsy to fall back on!

So I drafted a basic sleeve from Suzy Furrer’s book because she drafts a sleeve off the basic bodice sloper. 285 more words


Vintage Sewing Library: 1930s-40s Draping

I’m not sure if I have shared this link before or not, but I returned to it recently and thought I should share. These books were linked to on  304 more words

Fashion History

Mindful sewing: Sewing for others

I’ve committed myself to making my sewing more about the process and less about the product. I’ve decided to start writing occasional posts about the emotional side of sewing. 951 more words

Fitting Woes: Moulage Drafting

Wow, it appears I have not posted in months. Sometimes I go full Luddite and stay offline for everything but work and listen to wordless cello music while I sew buttonholes by hand, because the pileup of current events has me too depressed about everything to subject myself to the bombardment of information about the all the terrible things…but then Craftsy drags me back. 741 more words

Fitting Issues