Firstly, apologies for the quality of some of the photos on this blog, it didn’t occur to me that so many of you would be interested in this adjustment. This adjustment was needed due to my boys broad shoulders making the neck edge too high and causing creases in the body and sleeve of the … More Raglan sleeve adjustment for a broad shoulder
I am going to start by saying I am fascinated by zero waste patterns. As a sewing community we need to take greater responsibility for the creation of fabric waste. However, I do struggle with the concept slightly. The majority of the early patterns used large quantities of fabric to enable the addition of shaping … More Zero Waste Trousers
Do you need a quick and useful gift for the holidays? Do you have a couple of jumpers that are finally beyond repair, though if you follow @mendingmahem ‘s feed on instagram you may feel nothing is beyond repair, so are ready to be repurposed? Then may I interest you in a quick gift of … More Give a holiday cuddle with a scarf
As I said in part one, during August the amazing team at @sewover50 explored the theme of sustainability in sewing. This got me thinking about different ways to stay within the sustainable banner but also stay up to date with the latest fashion trends, so after Googling fashion trends autumn 2021 I encountered the Sweater … More In-vest in a sweater vest – Part two “The Refashion”
During August the amazing team at @sewover50 explored the theme of sustainability in sewing. This got me thinking about different ways to stay within the sustainable banner but also stay up to date with the latest fashion trends, though this is not something I am particularly known for my daughter asks me to make her … More In-vest in a sweater vest – Part one “The off-cuts”
A method of making your own hook and eye closures for your hand made bras. … More Making eyes to hook them in
As hard as I try and regardless of how pictures of my sewing room appear on Instagram, I am a messy sewer. The amount of time I spend picking up random scraps of fabric, thread, pattern pieces and instructions piled high on my “work surfaces“ looking for my scissors/tweezers/awl/seam ripper/glasses, must equate to at least … More How to Sew Sustainably by Wendy Ward
I love science fiction and if cryogenics really worked, I would be stepping in to that freezer with instructions to be defrosted when space travel was a thing and I could sign up to join Starfleet. As far as I am concerned technology is a wonder that should be embraced in all its forms. So why is … More Is there such a thing as right or wrong?
Purchasing a new sewing machine is both an exciting and a terrifying experience. Quite often there is a shout out on Instagram asking people for their recommendations on which machine they should buy. I have bought my last two machines without actually seeing them before I handed over my hard earned cash. For the first … More So I needed a new sewing machine and advice for the new sewer.