I do my level best to stay within a small monthly budget for my sewing. (And before I go further I should acknowledge that "small" is a relative term, and any amount of money I get to spend on myself and my creative pursuits is a mark of my privilege. I feel a great tension… Continue reading Sewing Budget and Pattern Hacking: Lou Box Top
Little Baby Lou (so christened by her new big sister) was born at the beginning of May, and since then I've been needing a decent pair of me-sized shorts for the northern summer. (You're welcome, mosquitoes. I know you love my knees especially, haha.) I had another pair of Maritime Shorts on my 2019 Make… Continue reading Postpartum Sewing: Parkside Shorts
(So... I wrote this over a month ago, and it's taken me this long to take some simple photos of this top!! I have worn it lots, mostly to church or on special outings, like my birthday lunch, but as I approach my due date it has started to feel quite voluminous - does any… Continue reading Sewing the Lily Top
After sewing three versions of Tilly and the Buttons' Mama Agnes, I can happily say this is a great staple pattern for maternity sewing, Hooray!
So I realize I'm a little late to the Make Nine wagon for 2019, but Rochelle's rules are so gentle that I figure late is still in plenty of time. I guess moving across the province in the new year is an acceptable reason to be behind schedule this January 🙂 When I ruminated on… Continue reading Make Nine 2019 Plans
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