#vintagepledge · Me Made May 2017 · Sewing

#VintagePledge #MMMay17

I’m keeping me pledges plain this year. I’m still making clothes.  I’m still wearing clothes.  Layers and layers of the things – you never know when to expect the next extreme personal weather event. Any.  Road. When it’s a me-made or a vintage thing I’ll be sharing it with you guys. I’m aiming to wear… Continue reading #VintagePledge #MMMay17

#JungleJanuary5 · #WearThatGrrr · Jungle January · Sewing

#wearthatgrrr – a jungle retrospective

Many is the year that I have taken to my sewing table with items animal-y.  And, because you asked (!), it’s now time for a run down.  So, without further ado, for your viewing, pointing and laughing, pleasure!  Here are my makes.  Furred, feathered and in some cases purely un-fathomable. In top spot is the sassy… Continue reading #wearthatgrrr – a jungle retrospective

#JungleJanuary5 · #WearThatGrrr · Butterick 3581 · jersey · Jungle January · Sewing

Feathering my jungle

Goodness knows that sounds like a euphemism.  Best move on swiftly. Jungle January!  5!  My most favourite time of the sewbloggy year.  Join in!  Do!  The annual expedition is lead by the fabulous Pretty Grievances who expertly guides us through all that is animal.  For sneak previews have your guidebooks open at the hashtags #JungleJanuary5 and #WearThatGrrr.… Continue reading Feathering my jungle

#vintagepledge · Advance American Pattern A106 · Sewing · Style 1225

Wait! Wait! I have one or two last things to show you!

Not as late as the Great Prophet Zarquon – but a little close to the wire for my liking.  Here we have not one but two makes to round off my Vintage Pledge year.  The first is a pattern re-visit: In something indestructible in the way that only a mystery-man-made can be. I look at these photos… Continue reading Wait! Wait! I have one or two last things to show you!

#vintagepledge · crochet · knitting · knitting pattern · Natural Dye Studio · work in progress · yarn

Not a natural knitter

A little self-knowledge is a valuable thing and I have come to the conclusion that I am not one of life’s natural knitters. Would that I were.  Oh to effortlessly slip from my needles exquisite lace shawls, historically accurate river ganseys and drawers and drawers of colourful, fine-gauged socks. I have tried to improve my… Continue reading Not a natural knitter

#vintagepledge · self-drafted · Sewing · Simplicity 5631 · Vintage · Woman's Realm Special Pattern L147

Goth Gingham

Posting this, I’m as nervous as a Bake Off contestant approaching the Gingham Altar after a particularly gruelling technical challenge. What will everyone think?  Will it be good enough for The Handshake.  You know, The Hollywood Handshake.  Sure, I start every make hoping to be worthy of such an accolade.  However, as things progress, you… Continue reading Goth Gingham