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Workbasket – WIP’s, UFO’s & PHD’s

Recently I have been able to post finished projects.  This is not a true reflection of my reality.  In the real world, my workbasket is full of WIP's (works in progress), UFO's (unfinished objects) and PHD's (projects half done). If they aren't in the workbasket, then they are hidden in the sewing room, allowing for… Continue reading Workbasket – WIP’s, UFO’s & PHD’s

Make do and Mend · Mending · sewing

Make Do & Mend Monday – Coat seam

Mending is mending.  Mostly I mend for myself, but there are times it is for other people including my co-workers.  Recently one such co-worker brought a brand new waterproof coat in with a seam that had unraveled, asking if it could be fixed. Pretty easy fix. Using the stitching holes that were already there and… Continue reading Make Do & Mend Monday – Coat seam

embroidery · Historical Sew Monthly · knitting · Mending · sewing

The Historical Sew Monthly 2020 Challenges

This year has a theme of sustainability.  Thus hitting two of my buttons! 😀 Below are this year's challenges.  If you want to know more about it or want to join along in the fun, here is the link. This year is a little different than in the past.  Although the challenges are "assigned" a… Continue reading The Historical Sew Monthly 2020 Challenges

embroidery · Historical Sew Monthly · knitting · Mending · sewing · workbasket

Historical Sew Monthly 2020!!

Last year was a bust for me getting any of the challenges done.  This year the challenges have a theme of sustainability.  Kinda my jam lately... I don't see that The Dreamstress has posted them on her site yet.  Here is a link to the blogLoose Threads: Yet Another Costuming Blog with the challenges for… Continue reading Historical Sew Monthly 2020!!

knitting · Mending · sewing · Slow Fashion

Make-do and Mend Monday : Let’s Break the shackles of fast fashion.

Rationing of clothing (and other things) was a large part in the lives of British citizens during WWII. This was before it was 'acceptable' to wear sleeping pajamas or workout wear to run about town.  People had to be careful how they spent their clothing coupons and needed to maintain the garments that they already… Continue reading Make-do and Mend Monday : Let’s Break the shackles of fast fashion.

christmas · Make do and Mend · Mending · sewing · Slow Fashion

Mending Monday – running shorts

The panel of "breathable" fabric had worn right through.  Other than that, these running shorts were in good repair.  The first step was to purchase a replacement fabric.  I didn't go for anything "breathable", as per DW's request.  I picked up a knit fabric that was a little more sturdy, a very fine 1x1 ribbed… Continue reading Mending Monday – running shorts