Thursday, April 28, 2022

Fixing and making

 It's been a time of repair and sorting. My fabric cupboards had bowed out a little, very likely from being overstuffed. David screwed brackets into the central shelf of each to hold them in and now all is well. 

As a result, I've carded the rest of the pieces I had loose, stacked them into containers and my studio is much tidier and my stash easier to read. Also introducing another clothing rack for the piles of denim jackets yet to be decorated for sale. They are in the way and every time I go sew a batch I have to size and sort. My intention now is to hang them in size order. David has assembled the rack, we just need to rearrange some stuff to tuck it into a spot.

Tula Pink Curiouser and Curiouser, The Red Queen, Wonder 

I have next week off work, then working part time for two more weeks to support "my" users for go-live before hopefully moving onto a new project elsewhere. So, it's SEWING week!

The fabric above is by Tula Pink's Curiouser and Curiouser collection. I am intrigued by this QoH and I also have 10m of black and white stripe, so I'm thinking of recreating the bodice she is showing here, with a skirt made from this fabric. Should be interesting!

My original idea was to sew for me, but in reality I have far more clothes than I need and costumes are way more fun! I have a whiteboard of projects for the year, getting ready for the big shows coming up.

All of this organising and planning happened because Ian came to stay last week, and he is such a good person to talk through plans with. It is very ME to think better with someone else!


  1. Ah, I see in New Zealand you know the correct spelling of 'sew'! I got it in the neck from my American friends recently for not naming a female pig. P.S. that fabric could be a portrait of you.

    1. Sow?? What are they, agricultural farmers? hehehe. Yes indeed, but also we no longer talk about those who sew as sewers for obv reasons, instead the term sewist which is more gender neutral than seamstress. And thank you! We do have some similarities into which I shall be leaning ;-)

  2. Dear Mrs. C.,
    Whew, you have a lot going on! Hooray for sorting the sewing supplies and works in progress. Always a job, but so satisfying when through. Hoping you had a cup of something nice afterwards and put your feet up.

    Very best,