I finally sewed some things…

But not for me!  After no sewing for 6 months it was nice to do anything. All my sewing equipment arrived safely from the UK. It took a long time, as they did not arrive until September. Packing the machines back into the original boxes with the needle down and a scrap of fabric under…

Anorak – Part 1 – the planning

The anorak in my 2019 Make Nine is my most ambitious project ever, certainly my most ambitious since I took up sewing again in the last couple of years. And so I am trying to approach it a bit more methodically and I’m even planning to do a muslin. The first hurdle was finding a pattern. I…

I’m leaving on a jet plane….

Things are going to be a bit quiet around here as I am swapping hemispheres and heading back to my home town. This means nearly everything is packed up and on a ship for the next 3 months! So until I get my sewing machine and overlocker back there won’t be much going on! Hopefully…

Summer PJs

I bought this fabric on a whim a few summers ago. However no matter what I thought about making it up as, I always worried that it would look a bit like pyjamas on me. So I embraced the PJ vibe and made a pair of summer pyjamas, since I was sorely lacking these! These…

New toy…

I have managed a little bit more sewing this week than last week, but not enough to actually finish something. 😀 However it was my birthday recently and my birthday present arrived (from me to me): The Adjustoform Sew deluxe trouser form. I am very excited! I purchased size A which has the following measurements: Bust:84-104 cm 33-41 ins…

A quick project

Not much sewing happened this week. And it wasn’t even fun stuff that got in the way of sewing! Just lots of tedious and absolutely necessary life admin. I managed to squeeze 20 minutes in on Saturday. That’s it for the whole week. I get very envious when I see other people and the amount…