Posts Tagged: sewing

Shiny New Bag

So I came, saw and conquered. Instead of being a conquest, I saw a discarded piece of leather as I was walking past the bin at work and immediately saved it from the landfill. What a waste to throw away

Shiny New Bag

So I came, saw and conquered. Instead of being a conquest, I saw a discarded piece of leather as I was walking past the bin at work and immediately saved it from the landfill. What a waste to throw away

Summer Shirts

April has been kind of crazy lately. First there was the blizzard and recently the ‘heat-wave’. In terms of my wardrobe, it has been a mixture of heavy and lightweight garments all intermingled together. However, I do sense calmness in

Summer Shirts

April has been kind of crazy lately. First there was the blizzard and recently the ‘heat-wave’. In terms of my wardrobe, it has been a mixture of heavy and lightweight garments all intermingled together. However, I do sense calmness in

Winter Long Coat

I have been wearing the trench coat I recently made (here) for a while and, although it’s fine for Autumn, it isn’t warm enough for Winter. I usually wear my WW2 military greatcoat (a charity shop find) for winter but,

Winter Long Coat

I have been wearing the trench coat I recently made (here) for a while and, although it’s fine for Autumn, it isn’t warm enough for Winter. I usually wear my WW2 military greatcoat (a charity shop find) for winter but,

Je Ne Regrette Rien

I am sure we are all guilty of it – reading about something and being told that it’s difficult and we shouldn’t attempt it! And there I was going, “Phfft! How difficult can it be!” Famous last words! So what’s

Je Ne Regrette Rien

I am sure we are all guilty of it – reading about something and being told that it’s difficult and we shouldn’t attempt it! And there I was going, “Phfft! How difficult can it be!” Famous last words! So what’s

The Emperor’s New Jacket

There it was, just dumped on the floor with everyone treading all over it. I thought ‘what a waste!’, so I asked if I could have it and the technician said yes. This rarely happens now, as the college reuses

The Emperor’s New Jacket

There it was, just dumped on the floor with everyone treading all over it. I thought ‘what a waste!’, so I asked if I could have it and the technician said yes. This rarely happens now, as the college reuses

Snappy Cardholders

Just like Scrooge McDuck, I went to check my stash the other day. Unfortunately it’s not money but rather my stash of fabrics and leather. I have a little corner in the attic where all the fabrics are neatly stored

Snappy Cardholders

Just like Scrooge McDuck, I went to check my stash the other day. Unfortunately it’s not money but rather my stash of fabrics and leather. I have a little corner in the attic where all the fabrics are neatly stored

Getting Shirty

Strange as it may seem, there was a time when I didn’t have enough shirts. I’d been so busy making everything other than shirts, my wardrobe looked a bit unbalanced. My original shirt pattern was drafted years ago and, as

Getting Shirty

Strange as it may seem, there was a time when I didn’t have enough shirts. I’d been so busy making everything other than shirts, my wardrobe looked a bit unbalanced. My original shirt pattern was drafted years ago and, as

Sewing Class

I never had any lessons when it comes to sewing. I played around with my mom’s foot operated sewing machine when I was young. I never really made anything but just stitched pieces of fabric together. Unbeknown to me, I had

Sewing Class

I never had any lessons when it comes to sewing. I played around with my mom’s foot operated sewing machine when I was young. I never really made anything but just stitched pieces of fabric together. Unbeknown to me, I had

Caspian Tigers

It’s been a while since I went to Liberty and, as this was their last week of the sale, I popped over to have a browse through their fabrics. Some I had a relatively free weekend, I spent a while

Caspian Tigers

It’s been a while since I went to Liberty and, as this was their last week of the sale, I popped over to have a browse through their fabrics. Some I had a relatively free weekend, I spent a while

Indigo Jeans

What a busy time I had. On top of moving home and a busy work schedule, my mom and sis came to visit me during Christmas. Now everything has quietened down, I am getting back to the groove of making clothes

Indigo Jeans

What a busy time I had. On top of moving home and a busy work schedule, my mom and sis came to visit me during Christmas. Now everything has quietened down, I am getting back to the groove of making clothes