Monday, 25 May 2015

I miss summer

It is not even winter yet and I already miss summer! So please allow me to share one more summer project before I have to accept the reality that the heating season has started :)

A few months ago Marte from Compagnie M was just about to launch her paper patterns. Marte wanted to make sure everything was spot on before sending files to be printed. I was happy to help her test the Mara blouse pattern again.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Sewing mends the soul

They say that sewing mends the soul. 

They are right. 

Late last year there was a period of time when I felt like my calm little world came crushing down and I had no control over what was happening. One of the things that helped me get through that challenging time was sewing. 

The best way I could think of achieving the sense of having control was to tackle a challenging task. Make something new. Something I have not tried before. 

So, While she was sleeping...

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Selfish Sewing Week and other adventures

Selfish Sewing Week finished a few days ago. I have a feeling I am the last person in the world to finally blog about what I have made!

At the end of last year I decided to focus on two goals: to sew more for myself and practice sewing knits. I think I am right on track with my first goal having spent summer months sewing almost exclusively for myself.

My SSW project was an attempt to get more familiar with sewing knits. I knew I wanted to make the Seafarer top by Sew Much Ado. This pattern is perfect for beginner sewists and for those like myself feeling somewhat intimidated by sewing knits. So While she was sleeping...

Friday, 6 March 2015

A vision in blue or mistakes galore

Grandmother Pugh 
was a vision in blue,
from the top of her head
to the bow on her shoe.

These lines from Hairy Maclary's Hat Tricks by Lynley Dodd came to my mind as I was sewing this outfit.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Ballerina swimmers

I enjoyed a lot of selfish sewing during summer, but I also managed to make a few things for my daughter.

At the end of last year Little Monkey went through a significant growth spurt. It felt like overnight at least half of her wardrobe got too small! One of the things that needed to be replaced was her swimsuit. Little Monkeys goes to swimming lessons every week, so a new swimsuit was a top priority.

So, While she was sleeping, I made a new Cosi swimsuit by Sewpony Vintage for my daughter.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

They made me do it!

It was not my fault! They made me do it!

I was going to be a good girl and stick to my sewing plan for summer which included a dress, a pair of shorts and a couple of tops. However I gave in to sewing peer pressure, bought a new pattern and made this top.

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