Go Mahoosive With Sew Inclusive

In the past year, there's been lots of discussion about inclusivity in the sewing community. Opinions have been voiced about the lack of representation of people who are older, non-white, fatter, non-gender standard and disabled makers modelling the promotional material of sewing pattern designers - both by independents and by the larger established companies. People… Continue reading Go Mahoosive With Sew Inclusive

The Frankenstock Experience – The Sequel

Back in the midst of time, I wrote about my shoe mending journey The Frankenstock Experience and since then there's been developments. As a quick recap, I ended up with a working shoe: I was really happy with them and wore them all winter around the house with socks, then spring came and they were… Continue reading The Frankenstock Experience – The Sequel

Sicily Scissors Sweatshirt

Hey up, long time no blog. I'm mainly popping by to talk about discharging colour from garments but I shall skirt tentatively around any detail because I'm not sure that giving information about using harmful chemicals over the interwebs is wise or responsible. So I'll make no mention of what I used or where I… Continue reading Sicily Scissors Sweatshirt

Good Night, Day Knits – A Knitsploration

Just a post to briefly talk about my knitting exploits using the book Good Night, Day - Minimalist Knitting Patterns by Tara-Lynn Morrison. I came across this last year whilst down the Ravelry rabbit hole and it looked like it was something I wanted to explore so initially I bought the Trefann sweater pattern and… Continue reading Good Night, Day Knits – A Knitsploration

Making A Sun Visor

I have at all times to avoid the sun for health reasons and even short UV exposure can make me poorly. Hence you won't see me in anything without long sleeves, plenty of coverage is key. I wear year round total sun block. When protecting my eyes I reluctantly wear sunglasses, but I'm not a… Continue reading Making A Sun Visor

Recycled Shrink Plastic Buttons

Just a short post to talk about the process I've used for turning some salvaged plastic from the polystyrene group to make shirt buttons. I'll probably make bigger ones too but I am only coming by this stuff in dribs and drabs. It's not my idea, I've seen lots of things made from shrink plastic… Continue reading Recycled Shrink Plastic Buttons

Upcycled T-Shirt Jacket

Have been working on a knitting pattern design whilst not able to do any machine sewing and it's funny where things start and where things end up I find. In order to make the knitted shape I wanted, I made a template out of the spider's web wrap that I use instead of Swedish tracing… Continue reading Upcycled T-Shirt Jacket

Re-worked Linen Dress – Make It Fit #1

On the to-do pile for 2+ years, it's about time I pulled my finger out and got on with this. I've used this ready to wear dress for a few years previously and much as I loved it there were also niggles. The pleats all faced in the same direction which means that it looked… Continue reading Re-worked Linen Dress – Make It Fit #1

Honey, I Shrunk The Knit

I'd spend most of my knitting hours last year working on a full length knitted coat that I finished at the beginning of October. It was a extended version of the drape front cardigan that I'd posted about earlier in the year. I gave it massive textured cuffs and a similar bottom which I didn't… Continue reading Honey, I Shrunk The Knit

Re-knitted & Re-purposed – Noro Hotchpotch Cardigan

When I lived on a boat I had much use for arm warmers but since living back on terra firma the couple of pairs that I'd knitted didn't get much wear anymore. They were the Monkten Mittens by Jane Ellison from her book Noro Unlimited and I'd made mine from Noro Kureyon. I decided to… Continue reading Re-knitted & Re-purposed – Noro Hotchpotch Cardigan