#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… Continue reading Wait! Wait! I have one or two last things to show you!

#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

#vintagepledge · Betsey Johnson · Butterick 3719 · jersey · Margo · Sewing · Stretch · Vintage

gnome-one has trousers like these

One could argue that gnome-one else would want trousers like these.  But in counter-argument I would say I care not a jot because I like them a lot! A lot a lot.  I was sooo pleased to see them after the delayed-baggage-debacle.  If only the little garden gnomes could talk they could tell me where they spent… Continue reading gnome-one has trousers like these

#vintagepledge · fabric scraps · jersey · Sewing · Simplicity 5631 · Stretch · Vintage

Hot Weather Hat – Simplicity 5631 #VintagePledge16

I love the idea of a hat in hot weather.  Something to shade one’s face.  Something to look elegant and sophisticated beneath. The reality of a hot weather hat is that I can’t get one to stay put.  The merest whisper of the most gentle of on-shore breezes and pooft, my hat is cartwheeling its… Continue reading Hot Weather Hat – Simplicity 5631 #VintagePledge16

#vintagepledge · foraged fabric · Sewing · Style 1834 · Thrifting · Vintage

annual rhythms – sewing, not in circles, but in cycles

I sometimes wonder if I know myself at all.  There’s a rhythm to my sewing productivity and I’m astounded that I have, until now, been so blissfully unaware of this that at the beginning of the year I made a pledge that involved a monthly sewing target.  A monthly sewing target! I’m putting in a… Continue reading annual rhythms – sewing, not in circles, but in cycles