As seems to be my modus operandi of late, this post is going to be a bit long. I suggest tea and cookies if you want to get to the end because instead of breaking things down like a logical blogger aiming to increase post counts I’ve dumped 4 months of mini quarantine projects into … More Sewing Space Update: COVID Edition
It’s hard to believe that we are already heading into the second half of the year. There was that brief period of pre-Covid early 2020 optimism, followed by the initial craziness of lockdown, and now what can only be described as an odd not quite post-lockdown hazy blur. Living in a region where things are … More Post-June Life Update (and a Little Sewing)
So last fall I started a series of posts pondering my lack of enthusiasm surrounding my personal wardrobe and (lack of) style. Essentially it boiled down to I had sort of let things go, and then everything fell off the rails and started crashing and burning, and my wardrobe reflected this. Since my last Wardrobe … More Reading About Joy and Other Assorted Thoughts (Wardrobe Planning Post #7)
So post nationals my sewing space was pretty much a hot sparkly mess. Like, a really, really bad mess. Like, I can’t see my cutting table bad. It was bad you guys. Really, really bad. But re-organizing my stash did seem to help quite a bit… A view from the trenches – buried in boxes! … More The Sewing Space – A Work in Progress and Other News
It seems like I’ve poked my head back into the sewing blog-o-sphere just before it is ready to explode! I know there’s always a sewing blog event going on somewhere, but it feels like there are going to be even more things coming up than normal in the next few weeks. Aside from Self Stitched … More Sewing Things About the Internet
It feels like forever since I have been able to sew anything… And I am afraid to say I haven’t quite started back yet. I got some necessary mending done… but not much else. I am still organizing the sewing space. Mostly because it sort of became an all-purpose storage space when I moved home … More How Do You Organize Your Burda Stash?
Ok, so we all know I have been needing to deal with the post-nationals unpacking and cleaning. Of course, I have been making a lot of clothes the past few years, but most of them have been spending the past few months in a suitcase. But now I am faced with the arduous task of … More Out with the old…
I thought it might be fun to give you all a tour of my sewing space. I don’t know that I can call it a “room” as I am in a studio apartment, but it is a space dedicated to sewing. Originally I was using it as a bedroom, but I think it is much … More Sewing Room Tour
I know that one of the complaints of many of the older BWOF lovers is that there is no way to search through the patterns online. Well, the complaints have been heard, and the patterns are now searchable! Well, sort of. At least, dating back to 2009. But the patterns are searchable by style (dresses, … More BurdaStyle Russian Archives – New Navigator Feature!
Alrighty, so a few days ago I posted what I considered the best deals from the JoAnn Memorial Weekend sale. I am happy to say that, except for Simplicity Pattern 2172 (the steampunk pattern – I have NEVER seen it in a store, in any size, sale day or no, so I wasn’t too shocked … More JoAnn Memorial Weekend Sale – The Haul