My Handmade Closet
My online shopping experience is sparse and mainly confined to buying second-hand books on Amazon. They cost absolutely nothing if you exclude the slightly inflated postage fee. I sometimes question my ethical behaviour but as a book lover, that’s how I manage to stretch my discretionary spending throughout the month. Now you’re probably thinking I’m […]Continue Reading... 9 Comments.
I’m glad I got my mojo back about sewing lately. Clorinda’s shirt is ready for a first fitting and I’m about to start work on a couple of shorts. Last week I bought Burda 7381 to make a new pair of shorts for this summer. I visited Cloth House in Central London and completely […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
Once upon a time, there was a grumpy boy who fell out of love with his very first pair of handmade trousers. Its fall from grace was steep and swift: yesterday the cream of the closet, today forced into servitude to fulfil night-time duties as a pair of pyjamas. The grumpy boy took a selfie […]Continue Reading... 15 Comments.
It’s official, I’m a plaids lover! Although it’s my first shirt made out of the stuff, I’ve already used tartan fabric on three pairs of trousers, one coat and a flat cap. There’s no stopping me in my subconscious quest to create a full wardrobe made out of plaids. What’s next? A notch collar […]Continue Reading... 17 Comments.
About time really! I promised a plaids shirt on April 1st and I bet you all thought that was an April fool’s joke by now. I nearly believed it too until I finally got started last week and the shirt’s project is now well and truly underway. I’ve matched plaids before – with trousers– but […]Continue Reading... 9 Comments.
Damn that pasty white complexion of mine on those pre-holiday snaps! It could have been a lot worse though…at night…using a flash…would I come out as Casper the Friendly Ghost or as Freddy Krueger? Your guess is as good as mine. All moaning aside, have you spotted anything familiar in those pictures? I’ll give […]Continue Reading... 12 Comments.
When this post goes out, I’ll be somewhere far, far away where internet connection is a distant memory and technology isn’t on the agenda so, if everything goes to plan, my lovely boyfriend should have pushed the “Publish” button on my behalf today. Let’s rewind to a few days ago, just before I left, and […]Continue Reading... 12 Comments.
Time for my monthly e-mail and share with you some exciting projects for April. I’m not off a great start though, my iron “just died in my arms tonight…It must have been something I said”…or rather paid as I’m sure its untimely death may well have something to do with my unfortunate habit of buying […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
A second finished sewing project in the same week, do you believe that? Can you believe that? No…? I’m not blaming you but guess what, this is happening so let’s make the most of that AWESOME moment because I can’t promise you this is ever going to happen again! I’ve finished my sleeveless red […]Continue Reading... 19 Comments.
One wishes the month of February was longer than 28 days. That’s my best excuse for not producing a second garment this month. As a matter of fact, I have kept my side of the bargain as I’ve just finished the black dress based on Butterick 6582 this morning, but I have yet to shoot […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.