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…

Refashioned Knits

Something I'm really keen on other than sewing is knitting and usually focus on it more when I'm on a disease flare and not as physically capable which is the case at the moment and am going through a particularly bad patch. I'd hoped to get back to my sewing machine but plans were scuppered…

Bluff Patch Pockets

Almost all the things I make have pockets of one form or another and I'm always looking at ways to make them more interesting. Sometimes though, interesting isn't always what a design requires, sometimes you want a feature to blend in to the background. I had a ready to wear linen tunic that I wore…

Brace(let) Yourself

Last year a bunch of plastic knitting needles came into my possession that had been in distant branches of the family, my Mum was sorting through some things and thought because I'm the only knitter left that I might like them. Sadly I didn't actually like them for their intended use as I really have…

Here Comes Bod

This week it's been hard to work out whether I'm saying goodbye or waving hello. I've had a strange relationship with clothes over the past decade and a half. For personal reasons I won't go into, I developed a hoarding obsession with vintage clothing after living a large chunk of early adulthood being denied such…

#cosycardichallenge

Having not taken part in a sewing challenge before I find myself interested in re-making a couple of my horrific attempts at cardigans from when I first got an overlocker and started sewing with knits. It's not that they're badly made at all, in fact I suprised myself at how much I enjoy sewing with…