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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 […]

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 […]

Cass Summer Show 2014

If you follow me on Instagram, you will have noticed lots of pictures of the same chair being re-upholstered. Although I haven’t said much about it (I will, give me time), I’ve been studying traditional upholstery for the last year. A complete beginner, I’ve worked through several exercises, and one main chair. Any of you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shameless Self-Promotion

In which I tell you all about the woes of being a student, working part-time, having no money and a little bit of an addiction to buying sewing patterns. In a bid to be more sensible, I’m selling some vintage patterns on Etsy. They are all pretty varied, and the shop is pretty shoddy. See […]

Top 5 Musings

As the year comes to a close, I realise how many projects I’ve been working through these past couple of months. Too many to document successfully. Winter light is minimal, and is not good for photographing. Particularly in my dim flat. So at some point I will get round to them, but rest assured I […]

Oops

  Note to self: don’t get too boisterous about what your sewing machine can and can’t handle.

A Tale of Two Jackets

Sewing outerwear is something I usually enjoy. I love the fabrics, easing sleeves, pressing wool, but it rarely seems to work out. These last two experiences left me in a despondent sewing slump for a couple of months. After throwing away three unfinished jackets earlier this year, I knuckled down and started making the Burda Herringbone […]

You winning prizes, me losing dignity

After what must have been the saddest giveaway on a blog ever, I have some winners! Despite the low numbers, I still went to the random number generator, just to be sure. Style 3952 goes to Gemma Smith! Style 3205 goes to Amy! Massive buttons go to Mary! Ladies, please send me an email and […]

A little giveaway

Hey folks. I’ve been particularly busy but I do have several new things to post about. All in good time. Meanwhile I’ve got a couple of sewing patterns and some buttons that I’d like to giveaway to you lovely sewing folk. There’s Style patterns 3952 and 3205 from the 1970s… Style 3952, from 1972, is […]

“Bitter, bitter tears”

Recently I read ‘A Perfect Fit’ by Jenna Wiseman Joselit. It’s a very interesting book, I’d recommend it if you are interested in clothing and fashion from an everyday what-people-wore perspective. It focuses on clothing and fashion between the 1890s and the 1930s, and how and why it affected people specifically in America. Rather than […]

Me-Made Mess

Participating in Me-Made-May was a really great idea in my head. I love the thought and inspiration behind Me-Made-May. I’m a huge fan of Zoe’s blog and find myself nodding along in agreement when reading her valuable posts about sustainability and about making self-aware choices in consumerist habits. I thought that for one month I could discipline myself enough […]

Me-Made-May 2013: week four/five

It’s over! Here’s how my last week went (spoiler: it’s disappointing) Friday 24th: Nothing me-made was worn to work (apart from wearable muslin Betty knickers), but I did sleep in a me-made top. It’s a jersey kimono sleeve tee from Burda. It was the first t-shirt I ever made, and the neckline is quite  rubbish. […]