I don’t know about you, but I am heartily sick of wearing jeans. I have a wardrobe full of interesting clothes, but somehow the constant juggle of wfh and childcare leaves me unable to think of what to wear and so I’ve been reaching for jeans more than I should. In response to this, I’ve... Continue Reading →
The lockdown coat
Like a lot of parents, I kind of got a few days warning that lockdown was coming. My employer had told staff to work from home wherever possible a week before the schools closed, so we knew it was coming. And, like a lot of people, I had a strong feeling of panic, combined with... Continue Reading →
A dressmaker’s first quilt
I don't know about you, but I've never really fancied quilting. In fact, I'd go so far as to say I've actively shied away from it in the past. Too cutesy, too expensive, too time consuming... for lots of reasons, it hasn't appealed. But clearly lockdown is doing strange things to me, because I've gone... Continue Reading →
The Rome collection
Last weekend, I attended the first virtual, online Sewing Weekender. If you didn't come across this in advance, I highly recommend following Charlotte and The Fold Line in case they decide to this again. I decided to be selfish for once and happily spent much of my weekend holed up in my sewing room, with... Continue Reading →
Second time’s a charm!
Last summer, I gleefully jumped upon the Zadie jumpsuit bandwagon. I saw so many gorgeous versions online, and could totally see how it would fit into my wardrobe and my lifestyle. I printed and adjusted the pattern, I sourced some beautiful minty green chambray, I sewed them up, put them on....... and realised that fabric... Continue Reading →
So how's your lockdown week been? Ours has been quite emotional as things have started to hit a little too close to home. I viewed last night's news of lockdown potentially starting to ease on Monday with some trepidation; it will be interesting to see what that easing actually looks like. I've continued to try... Continue Reading →
Joining the pyjama party a little late
One of the changes the lockdown appears to have brought to our lives is a sudden plethora of online, live broadcast quizes. As someone who struggles to get a babysitter EVER, this has actually been a plus point. There have to be some, right? On Saturday night, the lovely Amy and Marie hosted an online... Continue Reading →
I don't know about you, but I started lockdown with big dreams of finishing a "big" project which would make me feel in some way worthy and would help manage my mental health. I cut out (at last!) a coat, thinking that I would pick at that on a daily basis and be able to... Continue Reading →
So how are things in your lockdown world? I keep seeing people on Instagram who are crafting their hearts out, running out of box sets to watch, sorting their houses and generally managing to find the silver lining to the current situation. My only explanation for this is that these must be the people without... Continue Reading →
Ginger Jeans – sewing ambition realised!
Regular readers of this blog (are you there?) or of my Instagram will know that, for a few years now, my biggest sewing ambition was to sew a pair of jeans which actually fit me properly. You'll also know that I managed this part way through 2019 bit have not yet managed to blog about... Continue Reading →