Stitching · Tips & Tricks

Basic hand sewing stitches #5: the tailor tack — Sewing on the Edge with Barbara Emodi

I came across this very useful video today, and I already know it's going to improve my fabric marking process tremendously.  First because I spend way too much time transferring pattern markings first onto one fabric layer, then the other, and so on. Secondly, it took me time to find a pen marker that would… Continue reading Basic hand sewing stitches #5: the tailor tack — Sewing on the Edge with Barbara Emodi

Stitching · My Creations · Shirts

Colette Penny Dress Hack

I found finally time last week to sew my first garment of the year, about time too, because I have been making sewing plans since forever 🙂. This one is a sleeveless shirt using the bodice of the Colette’s Penny shirt dress pattern. I loved the pattern as soon as I got notification, and I’ve been… Continue reading Colette Penny Dress Hack

Books · Cardigans · My Creations · Yarny Stuff

WIP Wednesday – A Knitter’s Struggles

An ever-present struggle for me as a knitter are distractions, and truth be told, there are several weapons of mass distractions all around 🙂. Ravelry, Pinterest, Instagram, knitting magazines, fellow commuters clothed in gorgeous knitwear (in case like me, you knit while commuting), and let’s not forget YouTube. Though the word has generally negative or… Continue reading WIP Wednesday – A Knitter’s Struggles

Accessories · My Creations · Yarny Stuff

FO Friday – Box of Spices

It’s bring and brag time because my beautiful shawl is finally off my blocking mat; that means I now have three me-made shawls, and my usual one can now have a breather. This was an interesting and straightforward knit. To recap, pattern is On the Spice Market by Melanie Berg, and yarn is Cascade 220 fingering in… Continue reading FO Friday – Box of Spices