Afternoon

  • #ProjectRework: overhaul a top

    I love the idea of clothing swaps. I just don't love it in practise. The clothes are beautiful but somewhat ill-fitting so they lie dormant in the ...
  • #Project Rework: make a dress into a skirt

    As I mentioned in my introductory post on #ProjectRework, this is a personal endeavour to slow down and appreciate the value of clothing. After wat...
  • Introducing #ProjectRework

    After watching The True Cost film a couple of weeks ago, I've found myself struck by the incredible reach of the damaging effects of the fashion in...
  • Afternoon is in Ideas magazine!

    Afternoon is getting into the swing of spring with Ideas magazine! Inspired by the bursts of colour heralding a new season, Lizel Cloete takes you ...
  • A warm winter cape

    Current fashion trends aside, there is something so timeless and effortlessly chic about the cape. When I unearthed this Burda 7113 sewing pattern,...
  • Sew a tie 101: tips for a novice

    People of the internet. Let it be known that if someone sews you a tie, they must be in love with you. With many bow ties under my belt (so to spea...
  • Maya's DIY oven mitts

    I dedicate this project to a dear friend, who was rather indignant that I had not yet named a sewing pattern after her. Maya, this one's for you. I...
  • Make a quilt: part 3

    The last few steps of the quilt-making process are probably the simplest, and definitely the most exciting. As the whole thing comes together, the ...
  • Make a quilt: part 2

    Last time I spoke a little bit getting started with quilt-making, and in this post I'll chat about actually putting the quilt top together.Once I h...
  • Make a quilt: part 1

    Completely charmed by all the gorgeous patterns, I bought these lovely scraps of Liberty fabrics compiled by Worn and Washed Fabrics. I couldn't br...
  • Make your own pattern for a velvet top

    This is a lovely, quick afternoon project if you feel like something new to wear out in the evening. In this tutorial, I'll take you through making...
  • How to cross stitch

    Cross stitch is fun and simple, and a nice way to get into sewing or crafting. A small cross stitch sampler makes a great gift, piece of wall art, ...