January is that time of the year for me. The time when my lingerie drawer starts to inevitably falter. I noticed this last year and I am noticing it again this year. It could be that the colder weather calls for thicker knits that just cuddle me up in a warm cozy hug and somehow make me think of luxurious lace I could be wearing underneath. You know, a fabric juxtaposition of sorts, or something like that. There also could be a much simpler and banal explanation to this sudden lingerie craving phenomenon – without many new additions throughout the year my everyday lingerie is simply worn out and I am in dire need of new pieces. Whichever reason it is, I still greatly enjoy this time when I am eager to explore new to me patterns, fiddle with the fit and think of new combinations of lace and findings colours.
Look, my coatigan is making another appearance! Well actually, this blog post is all about those pants you can barely see in this photo. I have been cautiously considering the cropped wide pants trend since last spring. I did not think it was for me though. It seemed too fashion forward and I didn’t know if I could pull it off. Well, this Fall I decided I need to give the cropped wide pants a try. I wanted a them to be quick to put together and easy to wear, just in case I didn’t like the style on me. And what better pattern to use than True Bias’ Emerson Pants?
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! I hope everyone has enjoyed holiday season and time with family and close friends. I can’t believe it is already 2018!
It’s been a long, long time since I visited my blog or even Instagram. The world hasn’t come to an end and people’s lives have continued on in my absence, and that is a great thing, although my ego may think overwise. Even though my absence probably has not been overly noticed, I do feel that an update is in order.
While thinking about what to name this post, I came up with USSR abbreviation which in my sewing world now stands for Un-Selfish Sewing Records. It is not even really that funny, but it was to me so I let out a huge “HA!” while sitting in a coffee shop writing this blog post with my co-maid of honour sitting by my side, working away on her stuff.
This blog post has been long coming, yet this seems to be the perfect time to write it whilst I am visiting my best friend in Vancouver, who journeyed with me through the years of wonderful ups and downs, and was there, along with other two amazing women, standing by my side as I embarked on my journey into married life.
I finished my brother’s coat!! I can not believe it finally happened. I want to say I am very proud and happy, but I can’t help but feel a little guilty as well. I promised to make the coat a long time ago. A very long time ago. Almost two years ago. I bought the fabric a year and a half ago and started on the coat then… I believe almost two winters have passed since my brother asked me if I would be able to make him a coat… I feel that I should have had this coat made sooner and because of that I feel bad. A coat should not have taken me this long and to my brother, I am very sorry. I will do better next time.
Now that we have established how I feel about my tardiness in making this coat, let’s move to the fun details and the parts I am proud of.
I love Fall. I don’t think I am alone in this. Lately I seem to hear a lot about the beauty of Fall colors and the excitement of seasons changing. I don’t think Fall signifies the end of Summer or some kind of an end, to me Fall brings buzz of new beginnings and opportunities. Then of course there are Fall fashions, which is an inspiring category of its own.
I enjoy thinking about transition of seasons and the exciting changes it means for my wardrobe. I feel exhilarated and inspired when I start contemplating all the sewing and wardrobe planning I get to do for the upcoming colder seasons. Oh, the possibilities and all the new cozy fabrics I hopefully will get to add to my collection… This Fall is no different. It really got me thinking about my style, where I am going with it and what I want to make to fill those holes in my wardrobe. By the way, am I the only one who seems to have these wardrobe holes that just never go away no matter what you do? Am I doing something wrong? I feel like every time I get rid of “one hole” in my wardrobe the other one pops up…