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

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

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

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

Andy Warhol Ice Cream Arenite Pants

Every so often I cast a critical eye over the garments I've made in the past, sometimes things will get made again because I'm not happy with the finish used and want to extend the life of something I wear a lot or simple because it doesn't get too much use in its' current form.… Continue reading Andy Warhol Ice Cream Arenite Pants

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