Knitting Projects, Old and Older

I don’t knit as avidly as I used to, largely because I don’t spend so much time travelling and it’s a warmer climate here. But actually, despite it being Texas, it really does get bone-chillingly cold sometimes, and our homes are poorly insulated. The only thing really missing from the North Yorkshire experience is the wind and Read More…

Sewing Jeans Again

This year hasn’t been such a big sewing year for me, largely because I have enough clothes. But last autumn I did set out to make another pair of jeans, since my first pair was so successful and became my favourites. This time I ventured into non-indigo territory. I actually bought undyed fabric and dyed it myself Read More…

Me-Made-May | A Few Final Projects

Me-Made-May is over, but here’s a rundown of a few final pieces I sewed or altered. First up is a tee which has seen better days and undergone recent alterations. I made it last year, and I now realise (having re-measured myself recently) that somewhere over the winter I lost a couple of inches in Read More…

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…

Useful Sewing Lately

Small, useful sewing projects have been my favourites lately. For example, I converted two pairs of old pyjamas into some cloths that we use for cleaning baby hands and face after a meal. They are very raggy because I left the edges un-hemmed. These cloths are square and each is two layers of flannel sewn together Read More…

Useful Sewing

Clothing is still my favourite thing to sew, because nothing represents a better interaction of beauty, use, and challenge. However, lately I’ve been enjoying a break from clothing and have been sewing some useful items. Aside from being quicker to make, they require less perfection! The first thing I made was some bunting for Edith’s and 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…