Dressmaking · I Made That! Monday · Sewing · WIP

“I’m Making That!” Monday – WIP Sorbetto

I intended to post about this make fully finished today, but alas, it’s not done! I decided I’d share it anyway in all it’s mid-way, work-in-progress glory. After the first Colette Sorbetto I made – forever ago – ended up a bit rubbish, I was a bit hesitant to try again. I’m hoping the change in fabric…… Continue reading “I’m Making That!” Monday – WIP Sorbetto

Life

A Fresh Start is Occurring (A Life Post)

I’ve been thinking a lot about fresh starts and new beginnings lately. Yesterday was my last day at my current job and it’s kind of a big transition for me. I’ve only ever had the one job, I (luckily for me) started it a week before I officially graduated university in 2012 and I’ve been there…… Continue reading A Fresh Start is Occurring (A Life Post)

Bloggy things · Monthly Recap

Recapping June

I like a good monthly recap; I have a planner/journal that I use and I like to assess and take stock of the previous month before I start with the next one, to see what I’ve done so that I can appropriately decide what I plan to do coming up. This works well for me…… Continue reading Recapping June

Craft · Re-use, Recycle, Re-purpose · Refashion

Refashion Life Hacks: Get The Most Out Of Your Clothing

It happens to us all, we open our wardrobes, pick out something to wear and think, oh dear, that’s not going to last much longer. Or that won’t fit soon! Or we even still have those items hanging around that have gotten a bit holey or too big / small but we can’t throw them away. We could still use them somehow, right?

Dressmaking · Sewing

The Top 5 Patterns On My To-Sew List

I gather a lot of sewing patterns. I have a monthly subscription to the delightful Love Sewing which includes a free pattern with every issue and I also have a bad habit of buying patterns I think are cute when they are on sale! As I have so many I decided it was time to pull my finger out and…… Continue reading The Top 5 Patterns On My To-Sew List

I Made That! Monday · Sewing · Sewing Fail

“I Made That!” Monday – A Second Unsuccessful Grace

Today I’m going to share one of my sewing fails with you all – part of creating this blog was to be honest about the not-so-great makes too after all! I made my first Simple Sew Grace dress a while ago, and while it was too small to fit me (minor oversight) it turned out…… Continue reading “I Made That!” Monday – A Second Unsuccessful Grace

Re-use, Recycle, Re-purpose · Refashion · Sewing

Refashion: Jeans to Handbag

In my last issue of Love Sewing (the best birthday present subscription ever) I found a tutorial for turning an old pair of jeans into a cool denim bag. What a great use for those worn out holey jeans that normally get thrown away! I have a growing pin collection (new obsession) and nowhere good enough…… Continue reading Refashion: Jeans to Handbag