My Handmade Closet
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.
Ever wondered what Design Closeup HQ looked like? Well, wonder no more my friends and feel free to have a sneak peek inside! The space is small – less than 4 metres long and 2 metres wide – but it’s super bright and ideal for daytime sewing. However, because of the size, I had […]Continue Reading... 9 Comments.
Is there such a thing as having too many plaid trousers in your life? I hope not because I’ve just completed my third pair and I’m still very much in love with all things plaid. I doubt I ever tire of that brown and turquoise combination, it’s really original! Matching those cute squares of fabric […]Continue Reading... 16 Comments.
I didn’t think I would do two trousers projects nearly back to back but it was pretty much a case of love at first sight when I saw this fabric: Isn’t it gorgeous? I really have a thing for plaids lately and I love the combination of brown and turquoise. I initially intended to […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
That’s it! The Vogue trousers V8940 are now completed and that turned out to be an interesting challenge with a few lessons learnt along the way. Last time, I discussed my fitting issues and how I sorted them out…or so I thought at the time. The trousers circumference above my hips was too big by […]Continue Reading... 17 Comments.
Time to get on with the 2nd part of V8940, namely the skinny-ish trousers. In essence, this should be a much easier project than the jacket but this is also my first time working with a commercial pattern as all my previous trousers were based on an old pair of jeans specifically resized to my […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
I don’t usually get tangled in the New Year resolutions thing. I was challenged to make a list once but then I lost it…pretty quickly (gasp). I was accused to conveniently suffer from short term memory loss that year but by the time the accusations were pouring in, I had practiced my “whatcha talkin’ ’bout” […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
So that’s it! Today is the final take of my very first year of blogging, a last shot at celebrating the highs and the lows, the good and the bad before drawing the final curtain on 2013. 2013’s personal highlights: –Tartan Trousers (matching the plaids was hell but I wear these pants so […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
That’s it! My final project of the year is just completed and not only am I pleased but also very relieved as it’s been dragging on a bit too long to my taste. As for the trousers from the same pattern, that will have to wait till January I’m afraid! Last time , […]Continue Reading... 9 Comments.