It’s so silly how often I put off mending. This month I participated in Alter It August, a sewing challenge urging makers to tackle their alterations piles. It was all the motivation I needed to get started on my stack. It felt so good to get stuff done! I’m grateful to Mia
I know some folks have said there are too many social media sewing challenges happening these days. It’s too much pressure. For me, sewing challenges help me actually start projects. Sometimes I can get so overwhelmed with all the possibilities out there and in my stash that I get stuck in the
July was crazy. After a month away from sewing I struggled a bit to jump back in. Between my friend visiting from the US, a record breaking heat wave and Ember’s teething, the month kind of got away from me. I made two of the four things I’d planned, tested a pattern
Happy release to the Pattern Scout Hana Tank and Dress! I heard such great things about Pattern Scout Studio after Casey released her debut garment pattern, the Fern Top back in June. I was delighted to test her new pattern. The Hana Tank and Dress is such a great wardrobe staple and
The 1940’s are one of my favorite eras for fashion. I love when details in garments reflect current events. When the men were off at war and women were running factories and workplaces, garments for women began to incorporate masculine details into traditionally feminine shapes. The collar and strong shoulder of Sew
Happy July! We’re halfway through the year already! I’m back after taking a little sewing break during June when I visited my friends and family in America. It was nice to step away for a bit, but I’m ready to jump back in! My sewing projects this month include making my friend
Hello, July! It’s been a while, eh? I didn’t have a chance to blog about my Me Made May and my makes before I left for a month in America. I have so much to share and so here’s my catch up blog! I sewed like crazy in May and then not
When I signed up to test the sizing update for the Chalk + Notch Orchid Midi dress, it wasn’t necessarily because I was super drawn to the design itself. I really loved the testing process with the Amelie dress last month and I was excited to give it another go. As I
I decided this year that I wanted to be more involved in the sewing community. Initially I wasn’t sure how I was going to do that, but in April a wonderful opportunity presented itself. I had been casually applying here and there for collaborations and pattern testing, not expecting to hear anything.
Remember my MeMadeMay pledge? I was going to focus on refashioning and finishing and NOT cut a bunch of new projects. Well I’m a week into May and I’ve broken it already. First an opportunity to pattern test popped up. And then not one, but both of my Minerva Makes projects arrived.