It's been a little while since I blogged. Life has happened and done it's thing of getting in the way. I've also just not felt like blogging in winter, there's been no natural light during the week to take good photos, and the evening darkness just saps my energy and inclination to do much beyond... Continue Reading →
Well, I did it. I may even have to change my sewing name (although my slowness in publishing this post probably suggests it's OK for now!). My version of the Amy Jumpsuit from Closet Case Patterns was sewn up within three weeks of its release. I, Sew Slow Sarah, printed it off, toiled it, made... Continue Reading →
Frosting*. Sew the frosting. What an excellent idea. An excellent challenge. Kelli of True Bias sparked my idea for this project in her original Instagram story- she wanted to sew the fun stuff. And so did I. Couple of days later, Kelli and Heather-Lou of Closet Case Patterns had launched the #sewfrosting challenge. As described... Continue Reading →
In the third installment of my love affair with the Storybook Patterns Overture Set we have the mustard liberty print top. With its large floral print, and contrasting white colour, I couldn't have dreamed up a better garment if I'd tried. This is the first top version I've made from this pattern (you can see... Continue Reading →
There's been many a time I've heard a sewist asked to list the patterns that, were they only permitted to sew these for the rest of their lives, which they'd be. The Ogden Cami is often included in those lists, and I think, if I were to be asked, it might make it onto mine... Continue Reading →
Ah, stripes. A timeless, style, but also so very on trend for S/S 2018. The classic shirt, another perennial favourite, seen across the UK high street over the past few months. It's a style I normally couldn't pull off in ready to wear. The gaping at the button hole puts paid to that. But sewing,... Continue Reading →
Pattern hacks seem like the holy grail of garment making. Instagram seems full of these competent sewists who see a pattern, know exactly what fabric they'll make it in, and how they'll change it to look more like the items they've been dreaming of.
Downloading the photos to the blog it was pretty clear that this post was going to be a me made holiday round up - there's lots of visual eye candy of gorgeous Grecian villages, sunsets and more.
This post was disasterously deleted just before I hit post. I had to wait until I got home to be able to restore the previous version. Better late than never! We're past the half way point of me made may, and so far I'm enjoying working more of my hand sewn items into my everyday... Continue Reading →