Sewing with leftover fabric: hats

This past week was my friend's Ogulcan birthday and I always try to make something handmade as small gift. We, my boyfriend and I (he actually helped for this project), decided for a hat. The pattern I made this hat before for my boyfriend in a wool tweed, but we choose a summer version made…

High waisted Sasha trousers (or the perfect tailored pants!)

This was a little bit of an impulse sewing project, usually I have a sewing list that I update every time I have a new idea, but I wanted to spend some time making my ideal tailored pants. I bought the Sasha trousers pattern when Closet Core Patterns had their sales last winter, but ended…

Galentine’s day 2021 and a pink Carolyn PJ hacked shirt

A couple of weeks ago I learned about the Pigeon Wishes instagram party for Galentine's day 2021. The idea is to celebrate Galentine's day by making something red/pink and have an excuse to be involved in a social event even if I'm not going anywhere. "This is all about living joyfully, in colours that reflect…

Sewing with leftover fabric: sewing for kids

As mentioned in my previous post, I have quite a big amount of leftover fabric to sew, and I'm determined to end the year with half that amount! My favorite way to use small amount of fabric is to sew for kids, simply because I love kids clothing. Projects are quicker and it's very creative…

2021 sustainable sewing goals

I learned how to sew as part of a more comprehensive/thoughtful/complex journey, started for me in 2016. I always loved clothing and fashion, but that year I dug into the issues related to fast fashion and, generally speaking, consumption [more references below]. From that year onward I carefully choose what to buy, mainly from sustainable…

Fall – winter plans and what I actually made

At the end of last August, after three months of intense sewing and with 1000 ideas in mind, I decided to actually plan for fall and winter. I was trying to solve a couple of issues. The issues: buying more fabric that I could actually sewmy sewing shelf was getting overcrowded (we live in 550…