Author Archives: craftylittlebugger

Not my circus, not my monkeys*

A month or so after deciding to return to this blog and attempt to document my sewing once more I got carpal tunnel syndrome. Massive bummer, as it meant I had to stop working, using a computer, basically stop using my hands for a while. The timing was wonderfully ironic, but the pain was super […]

Roxanne, Roxanne

To start where I left off, I made another Roxanne blouse by Victory Patterns. I don’t seem able to find it on their website anymore, so I can’t link it. As my last iteration of this pattern ended up as a mash-up of both versions, I wanted this one to be true to the original […]

Me-Made-May 2019, days 15 – 31

Better late than never, eh? May 15th: I was on a flight, so went for comfortable basics. Jeans, a tiny tank in Indian cotton and my green monster coat as I was flying to England and the weather can never be counted on. May 16th – 22nd: I did not record what I wore. May […]

Me-Made-May 2019, days 1 – 14

May 1st: A casual start, wearing a plaid cotton Archer shirt. I don’t love this, it doesn’t SPARK JOY, but it’s very comfortable and I wear it a lot. This shirt always makes me feel practical. May 2nd: I wore my new Roxanne shirt with some jeans and a cardigan. I later went out and […]

Me-Made-May 2019

‘I sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May 2019. I endeavour to wear me-made clothes  for five days each week during May 2019.’ It’s that time again, kids, Me-Made-May is upon us, and this year I am participating on a small scale. The last two times I have joined in, I became very frustrated but […]

Je reviens

Er, hi. For years I’ve considered getting back into blogging. There are many reasons for my absence, but I shant bore you with them. To be true to myself [that is, evasive] I shall simply say that lots of things have happened since 2014 and I found myself short of both time and inclination. I […]

Thinking about knitting

The weather is changing for the colder, and I’ve been thinking about knitting. I’ve found I haven’t had a lot of interest in sewing lately. I think it’s because I currently don’t have a decent space in which to cut or sew, I feel very limited and very uninspired by it. Plans are in the […]

Roxanne

Roxanne by Victory Patterns has been in my possession for a while now, maybe over a year. I’ve always had the intention of making it, but never really got round to it. I finally managed it after scoring this polka dot chiffon from Goldhawk Road a couple of months ago. Although this is an unintentional mash up […]

“When I’m no longer rappin’, I want to open up an ice cream parlor and call myself Scoop Dogg.”

Finished! This is the completed pattern from this years Steotchalong, and I’m pretty pleased with myself. For the last month or so I’ve been pretty absent from the internet. Lots of life changes and commitments have kept me from taking pictures and typing, but I’m hoping to get back on it and show some stuff […]

Stitches be crazy

Unbeknownst to me until a week ago, everyone’s favourite stitchers Steotch are hosting another Steotchalong. Every five days they release a new pattern, and no clues are given to the final outcome (although it’s fun to read everyone’s guesses). I’ve very nearly completed pattern two, and today, pattern three was released. Very exciting. This time […]

Liebster Award!

A Liebster Award! For little old me! I’m not exactly a new blog, but I’m a very little one indeed. I’ve never actively promoted myself or told anyone about it, but using Burdastyle and Kollabora seems to have got me some attention. The lovely (and mysteriously named) C at Oh She Dabbles has very kindly […]

Me Made May part three

Friday 23rd: No picture, no me-mades Saturday 24th: No picture, no me-mades Sunday 25th: No picture, but I did wear this guy (the floral one). Monday 26th: I was at home caring for a potential hospital patient. Wearing my polka dot Blank Canvas Tee and some ropey shorts. Tuesday 27th: No picture, but I was […]

Predictable me

Me Made May may not be over yet, but I’ve already learnt a lot about how I currently dress for my lifestyle. I will go into more detail about this in my much anticipated MMM finale post, but for now, lets rest assured that I am aware that most of my wearable handstitched garments come […]

Me Made May part two

Highly sporadic picture taking, that’s the name of my game. Sunday 11th: I can’t actually remember, and I didn’t take a photo. Uh oh. Monday 12th: Plaid Archer for college. Tuesday 13th: My mystery Scout and an unblogged jacket. Wednesday 14th: An unblogged 80s knit dress I made last summer. I’m planning on making another […]

Skivvies

My second foray into lingerie sewing, and it’s been reasonably successful! This time, I used some of the newer Ohhh Lulu petterns – the Anna bra and the Ava knickers (which I can’t seem to find in the shop). I used a stretch lace from Tissu fabrics (now Tia Knight fabrics), and the elastics I’ve […]