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
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!!
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.
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
I looked for my last mending post regarding these jeans, apparently I hadn't posted about them. Let me correct that now. On November 2nd I worked on mending the worn fabric BF's jeans. For this project I used the electric sewing machine, Pfaff Hobby Quilter. Added the feed dog cover and the embroidery foot. Starting… Continue reading Mending Monday – black denim again & again
This isn't the mending that I was able to do on Monday, it is the mending I was able to finish since the last time I wrote to you about mending that I have had a chance to mention it. Actually, not all of it is mending, some is alterations if we are to be… Continue reading Mending Monday – Halloween
I have been busy, as I am sure you have been also. There has been work, running, eating out, schoolwork, family, friends, teaching, puppies, yard work, etc. In between all of that life, I have found time for a few little projects. Hopefully soon there will be more time for sewing room fun time, being… Continue reading Workbasket – Maid to Man