I’ve been blogging about my sewing journey but now a lot of my time is taken up with my academic life; I have started a PhD with a focus on inherited traumas and autoethnography.
This is my first attempt at trousers so I went with simple – no zip, just a nice tie. I went for a relatively heavy black fabric – practical for workwear. I may even add additional pockets! Pockettttssssss… This took a LOT of fabric – […]
I have had some reasons to think about the impact I have on students recently. Or more accurately, two of my students have firmly and clearly told me that I had an impact. You hope, when you teach, that you do. There are times that […]
They just bought the pattern out in fat Curvy sizes and so I thought I would have another attempt. This one took me significantly longer. I started sewing it in August, and finished in .. .January. This may be related to the level of work […]
I thought I’d have another go at the Anna Dress, using a cute poplin that is so soft and floaty. I liked it so much I bought 6 meters, which turned out to be lucky since it took a lot of it! The reason for […]
So this came as a pack, which was a nice thought but ultimately doesn’t take into account the size I am. Shame but nice idea! Nice fabric, very pretty. I somehow got the measurements completely wrong though and ended up slicing and dicing the final […]
This week is the last week, and talking about putting blended learning into our own context. I was struck by the ways in which we can gather data for Osted, since that is always an issue. I like to hear student opinions, but I did […]
We made face masks for our friends, family and the volunteers I work with. I used this pattern using spare fabric, and fat quarters. But they have been popular and I really think it should become the social norm to wear them.
So this is a pattern from ChrisWDesigns called Coco – it was free when I signed up to their page. I really liked it but had to adapt it a little to my tastes. I tend to prefer a longer strap instead of a short […]
I’m doing a little catch up here – I started the course a considerable amount of time behind the others! It asks me to consider the terms transformation and innovation; I really think of disruption and change when we talk about those words. Transformation suggests […]