Blocking Knits Part 1

Blocking knits was definitely one of the most mysterious parts of knitting for me when I started learning two years ago. I remember reading that you have to block things when you've finished knitting them, but never really understood WHY. I read about how to do it, but don't feel that many of the blogs…

Sustainable Fabric: Tencel Jersey

I don't know about anyone else but I am firmly in the sewing for Autumn mindset now. I am done with summer (I dislike the heat!) and am looking forward to snuggly knitwear and tights with boots! I think this dress is the perfect transitional garment as it can be worn both with bare legs…

Sustainable Notions: Recycled Topstitching Thread

You may remember a little while ago I was sent some recycled polyester thread from Gutermann and wrote this blog post about it. I've been using these threads since March and still can't find any difference between them and regular thread. The garments I've made are holding up fine and so I was thrilled when…

How to Refashion A Dress Into A Skirt

Hello! It's my #ToolThursday weekly review post and this week I have tried out Vlieseline Waistshaper interfacing. It is basically a strip of interfacing with perforated lines to guide where you press/sew in order to create a perfect waistband without any pattern pieces. Now I am no pattern drafter so not having to do a…