#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

sewalong · Sewing · Sporty Summer Sewathon · Thrifting

Finding beauty in the discarded.

Many is the hour that I have happliy wiled away browsing through the baskets and boxes that line the back wall of my favourite local charity shop, for the back wall doubles as an impromptu haberdashery.  Picture me if you will, balanced unsteadily with one leg either side of an overflowing bag of second hand bed-linen… Continue reading Finding beauty in the discarded.

GBSB · refashion · self-drafted · Sewing · Thrifting

Great British Sewing Bee Challenge – it’s as tough as it looks

Take one sandy afternoon, one men’s shirt   and a dash of Great British Sewing Bee inspiration. Engage elation, energy and excitement.  Warm up the iron, start the clock and off we go!! 11:12 Oh gosh, this is soooo exciting, what am I going to do?  Let’s have a bit of a think and a bit of… Continue reading Great British Sewing Bee Challenge – it’s as tough as it looks

foraged fabric · refashion · self-drafted · Thrifting

What a difference a dye makes!

Let us consider the evidence.  A prim tablecloth reincarnated as a circle skirt:   Kinda cool as she may look above I have mentioned before  how she just didn’t work for me.  The poor unloved circular creature was consigned to the airing cupboard where she lay crumpled for many a month.  There was a brief… Continue reading What a difference a dye makes!

Family Circle Exclusive Pattern No.11 · foraged fabric · Sewing · Thrifting · Uncategorized

I hope that you like it…

…because I have already cut out another. Family Circle Exclusive Pattern No. 11: she of the bound buttonholes… Mods. I raised the height of the pinafore at the centre back as I wanted to be able to wear it without a little something underneath. I substituted a zip for the button closure. I graded in at… Continue reading I hope that you like it…