Each year, the girls at Simple Simon and Company host Skirting the Issue, a month long event where everyone is invited to sew along and make skirts to donate to the charity of their choice.
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
What do you need to go with mismatched pyjamas? Mismatched pillowcases, of course!!! I'd love to show you pictures of a beautifully co-ordinated bedroom set, but not in this blog post. Today I'm showing how I was able to use up the left over pieces of fabric from my flannelette pyjama pants.
Monday, 21 July 2014
When my kids were young, I made all their track pants. They were a quick and easy garment to sew. Unfortunately, I no longer have the patterns I used to sew with. Not a problem, as there are so many patterns to be found online. I've recently come across several versions of Elegance & Elephants' Retro Sweatpants. Everyone had given the pattern a good write up and it's free, so I thought I'd give it a go.
Saturday, 19 July 2014
Thursday, 17 July 2014
I don't have much luck making pants that fit. In fact, in all the years that I've been sewing, I can't recall making one pair of pants that I was happy with, other than track pants. In recent years, I've tried Zumba pants and pyjama pants. In both cases, they were wearable, but the fit was way off.
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Just how far do you go with repairing clothes and bags? When do you get to the point of - enough is enough? Time to throw something out.
I thought the leather bag in the photo above was beyond repair. Perhaps time to deconstruct it and add the various pieces to my stash.
Saturday, 12 July 2014
This week's features - (all have been Pinned)...
An amazing refashion, added to the Women's Tops link party...
Refashion a Long Sleeve T-shirt to a 50s Halterneck Top ~ Tutorial by Lola, from Lola Nova