Me-Made-May | His & Hers

Today you see a skirt I made last year from a thrifted chambray dress. That was a great refashioning decision – I have worn the skirt incessantly since I made it. I’m also wearing the striped tee that I talked about a couple of posts ago. I let out the neckline elastic and now it sits much Read More…

Me-Made-May | Making Jeans!

Remember how I said I wanted to learn to make jeans? I did it! I am wearing them as I type, and I can tell you I am very happy with how they feel and fit. But it took me a long, long time to finish them! I started with a well-known pattern (among the sewing community): the Ginger Read More…

Me-Made-May | T-shirts

Recently I decided to make a few new tops for the summer, and I wore them all on three days in a row. (The two pairs of shorts you see are both altered/refashioned, so they get a place as me-made. The first was thrifted and I altered the fit and replaced the buttons. The second Read More…

Konmari: Baby Clothes and Diapers

The time is here. I finally tidied the baby clothes, and included cloth diapers as well. Once upon a time, I was pregnant and we moved across the Atlantic. In a largely empty apartment, while we waited for our things to ship, I exercised my desire to organise and decorate in the baby’s bedroom closet. I Read More…

Konmari: Cleaning and Laundry Supplies

Time to clean out the cleaning supplies! First I got out my cleaning supplies from the five different locations where they are stored… This was an interesting exercise because it revealed to me that I’m actually very happy with my cleaning products. Weird, huh? In the last few years, and particularly since moving when I Read More…

Konmari: Clothes, Part 1 (How It Went)

The first stage of the KonMari process is clothing, which also includes shoes, bags and jewellery. Over two days, I completed this whole category. Today, I’ll share how this process went; and tomorrow, I’ll share a few things I learned. Kondo recommends starting with clothes because it’s an easier category with which to learn the process. I was Read More…

The Fallback Skirt

I made a new skirt recently. It used to be a dress, which I bought at Goodwill because it was breastfeeding-friendly. However, the fit was never perfect, and since then I’ve made another dress I like better. The fabric, however, was a lovely washed-out blue chambray, and the shape of the skirt was just right. So Read More…

Me-Made-May: What I Made

Me-Made-May is over! I spent the month trying to wear something I’d made about 4 days a week. I think I met that goal, although some days it was a struggle. Actually, that was mainly because of the weather. I have lots of handmade summer skirts and dresses, but it rained so much of the Read More…

Me-Made-May Day 6 | Boats and Bunting Skirt

I finally sewed something new for this month. This was a (fairly) easy project, because I needed a quick success after beginning the month with a total failure (which you probably won’t see me wearing!). This skirt is made from a thrifted dress, with the trim made from a thrifted shirt almost identical in colour Read More…