Panelled Skirt And Dreams Of Making

So when actual making isn't possible because of limited physicality it doesn't mean the creative juices aren't flowing. Am jotting a few future plans here because I'm one finger typing and am not gripping a pen yet so this is a useful tool. With regards to sewing, I've still got stacks of plans such as… Continue reading Panelled Skirt And Dreams Of Making

Adapt, Improvise, Overcome

So knitting is currently quite challenging. I'd just started a new project - Erika Knight's Siena top and the hands decided to swell making it difficult to operate. But I'm trying a new way of holding the needle with the work on under my arm and using my left hand thumb to do the wrapping… Continue reading Adapt, Improvise, Overcome

Let The Cloning Commence – Making Balloon Dungarees

I'm on a mission at the moment, it's been brewing for a while. When I became more rotund, I found I felt particularly at home in dungarees and thinking back I've always had a soft spot for them. In my late teens I had a pair of paint splash print black balloon dungarees and used… Continue reading Let The Cloning Commence – Making Balloon Dungarees

The Long And Short Of It

Hell on wheels, Mr SOTSM is tough on his threads. Only last week I mended his genie pants that were made from a silk sari as they'd developed holes. I'd made them for him to be comfy in when he was in hospital a couple of years back and since then they've been a favourite… Continue reading The Long And Short Of It

The Frankenstock Experience

Last year I bought a pair of Birkenstock Tatami Santa Cruz after the summer season and gave them a bit of a paint spattered job then put them away ready for the warmer weather this year. I bought them online from a supplier in Germany and have worn this brand of shoe for a long… Continue reading The Frankenstock Experience

Making Maya

Well, to start at the beginning wouldn't make much sense when describing how I went about making the Maya Top by Marilla Walker. Having identified a lack of simple tops in my wardrobe I thought it would be an ideal layering garment. As someone who needs to think about adding extra bust accommodation into most… Continue reading Making Maya

Last Year’s Most Worn

Just a quick post to talk about this (portmanteau alert) coatigan. Made around this time last year and probably worn every day since is the Bianca by Sew Me Something - a pattern which I jumped on upon it's release. I decided to make it from a Danish army blanket which had several properties which… Continue reading Last Year’s Most Worn

New Beginnings With Circular Needles

As touched on previously, I'm on a little journey to expand my methods and try new things with knitting. As someone who learned to as a child I have continued to knit my way through life. However, I've been stuck in a rut of knitting the original way I first experienced which usually involves seamed… Continue reading New Beginnings With Circular Needles