In January I made a list of nine crafting projects I wanted to tackle this year - what did I love? What didn't work out? What did I learn?
Since embarking on my sewing journey last year, I've learned a lot about fabric, what kind to buy, where to buy it, etc. My first foray into online fabric buying was soon after sewing my first few garments, and since then, I've since been compiling a list of all the Canadian online garment fabric stores… Continue reading My Growing Unofficial Compendium of Canadian Online Fabric Shops
I think I shared about this before, but when I really got into sewing last year, Me Made May was in the back of my mind as a tentative goal for my handmade wardrobe. Previous to this sewing craze, I lived for a really long time on hand-me-downs and thrift store finds - and don't… Continue reading Me Made May Reflections
Another Willow Tank. I love this pattern! Seriously, people. If anyone came to me and asked me to teach them to sew clothes, this is what I would start with. Not that I know enough to teach someone how to sew, but this pattern is so good even I could teach someone to sew it.… Continue reading Sewing the Willow Tank (with a stripe hack)
I've been trying hard since the beginning of the new year to establish a more consistent rhythm of "make, mend, and give" with my sewing. The mending is the habit I most want to work on – it's always easier to get inspired about a shiny new project than spend time mending pants or darning… Continue reading Sewing the Men’s Hudson Pants
For anyone who may have gotten an overly positive impression from my sewing posts – things do not always go according to my fabulous plans. And the error (and subsequent frustration) usually lies with me. Alas, this project has ended up being one of those. I should say that I don't believe the fault lies… Continue reading Sewing the Stasia Dress
Again, another project that I've been meaning to post about for a while. I technically finished this just before the start of May, so I'm on the fence about including it in my Me-Made pledge. I've been seeing more and more of this kind of shirt recently, and after finding a tutorial by Maddie Made… Continue reading Sewing the Lou Box with Ruffle Hem