2018

I’ve been MIA for a while. Life and all. But 2018 is the year I want to start blogging again because I still sew (a lot), I miss telling others about it and IG is just not cutting it (the timeline drives me crazy) 2018 is also the year I want to stop caring about my weight. I’ve realised the past couple of months that having clothes that I love accomplishes that (for the most part). Somewhere mid-fall I decided that it was time for a closet purge, a colour palette, a styling workshop and a confidence boost. I now … Continue reading 2018

Pattern Review Sudoku Contest – inspiration

  Pattern Review Sudoku Contest – inspiration van stephaniekcr met dolce gabbana sweaters I came across the new PR contest and it inspired me to generate my own Sudoku to try and sew another capsule wardrobe. I really like the Sudoku idea because it makes it easier to make matching outfits. I usually sew dresses but I miss some separates and this might be a chance to change that. I´m not entering the contest itself because I can´t deal with deadlines right now and I want to use as much of the clothes I already own instead of sewing everything … Continue reading Pattern Review Sudoku Contest – inspiration

What can I say? I love planning.

Since finishing up my Laundry Challenge I´ve been thinking hard about my Autumn/Winter wardrobe. For me Autumn starts on Septembre 1st AKA First Day of School. Since I´ll likely be starting at a new school ( I´m still hoping for a job at my old school, but I´m being realistic) , I´ll have tons of new prep work to do in September (and afterwards) so it´s not likely I´ll have a lot of time to sew, especially since it´ll be my first time going back to work since having baby 2. Keeping in mind that: Autumn/Winter 2015 = pregnant Autumn/Winter … Continue reading What can I say? I love planning.

Laundry Challenge: Conclusions

I´ve learned a lot of things the past two weeks, so let me share them with you! I have enough clothes to get me through 2 weeks minimum. I didn´t do laundry for 2 weeks and we´ve only had warm weather so I haven´t even touched the pants/long sleeve t-shirts/cardigans I had selected. There is no need to throw something in the laundry when it´s only been worn once and not dirty. I´ve got hardly any laundry now! I felt pretty good in my clothes the past 2 weeks. So no need to go emergency sewing! BUT (there is always … Continue reading Laundry Challenge: Conclusions

Laundry Challenge Week 2: Round-up

Week 2 and also the final week of this Two Week Laundry Challenge. If you are new, find all about it here. If you missed the first round-up, you can find it here. Week 2 was less about deciding the pros and cons of each outfit and more about determining why these outfits didn´t work before. This is one of the ´forgotten´ dresses. I think everyone woman has at least one item of clothing which she likes but somehow it still ends up at the back of her closet and it rarely gets worn. It certainly applies to this dress. … Continue reading Laundry Challenge Week 2: Round-up

The challenge in the laundry conundrum!

Thanks for your responses on yesterday´s post, I´m glad to hear that I´m not the only one. I finished laundry today (yes, it took me two days…) and the advantage of having all your clothes clean at the same time is that you can really really look at them. I´ve decided to conduct a little experiment: I selected the clothes that I liked best out of my entire wardrobe. This wasn´t as easy as I thought because most of my beloved clothes are either too small or not suitable for breastfeeding. Of the ones left, I selected the items on … Continue reading The challenge in the laundry conundrum!

SWAP Spring – Summer 2016

I´ve thought long and hard about what I wanted to sew for this Spring or Summer. I have loads of clothes, part of which don´t fit me, part of which do fit me but make me feel very ´momish´. I like being comfortable but I know myself well enough to realise that I need to feel pretty as well, if I want to keep my sanity up 😀 So I sat down with all my pattern magazines and my stack of paper and PDF patterns to look for inspiration about what I want to make. The following lists feel incomplete and … Continue reading SWAP Spring – Summer 2016

Fall/Winter 2015 Maternity Capsule Wardrobe

I wanted to blog about another wrap dress I made but the weather and a teething 20 month old got in the way for now. So while you eagerly await those pictures, let me tell you about my sewing plans for this Fall/Winter.

My maternity makes were all over the place last time and I’ve ditched them all. There just wasn’t anything special about them and they didn’t coordinate at all. I’ve been meaning to make a capsule wardrobe for ages but so far it’s proven harder than I expected , seeing I like to start from scratch but I don’t want to throw out any of my clothes…

So with almost no maternity clothes left and Fall just around the corner, I’ve decided to do a quick brainstorm on what to make.

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Spring and Summer sewing 2015 part 2

I like to plan my sewing, I spend more time planning than actually sewing and then I want to kick myself for not putting my words (or drawings) into action. I told you about my Spring sewing plans, I finished the copy of the dress and love it, but haven’t gotten round to taking pictures yet. But just the colour scheme wasn’t enough. My drawing went into overdrive and I experimented a bit in Photoshop. I wanted to try my hand at creating a beautiful capsule wardrobe (there’s a lot of clothes, ‘cuz I don’t do minimal)   These were just … Continue reading Spring and Summer sewing 2015 part 2

Spring & Summer Sewing 2015

It’s February and I can’t wait for Spring to begin so I can start sewing my warm weather wardrobe! Sure, I’ve got a massive backlog of winter sewing to blog about but since those clothes are on constant rotation they are never available for photographing when the light outside is somewhat decent. Truth be told, they’ll probably never make it onto the blog but I’m not going to feel bad about it 🙂 A few years ago I bought a dress, it was relatively cheap and the amount of ironing it required drove my mother insane. But I wore it … Continue reading Spring & Summer Sewing 2015