19 Nov 2014

comfort sewing

In the last few weeks I had some rare opportunity to sew a few practical items for myself. They may be very modest garments but they bring a lot of joy when worn...

The first is a soft robe for the often chilly mornings (despite it being mid-November) from some pure cotton terry and a very old Kwik-Sew pattern. The second is a beige linen cross-back apron - I drew up the idea a few months ago and used a Japanese pattern from this apron-compendium as a guide. Linen is by far and away my most favourite fibre - it is so very soft and healthy and beautiful to look at - all that crushing.

Before the year is out I'd like to start on some sewing for the baby, and maybe a few things to sell at the Christmas markets next month.

Have you been sewing anything lately?


  1. Wonderful idea to sew yourself some comfortable beautiful articles of clothing before baby arrives. You've done a great job of both! I'm afraid I haven't been sewing for almost a year. I am not sure when I will get to it again but it is always great to sew something isn't it? Have a wonderful rest of your week. xx

  2. Open up shop! I want BOTH! :) XOXO

  3. Goodness you're clever. That linen looks so lovely and perfectly imperfect. x

  4. Love it!

    I just sewed three wool dresses from the Stylish Dress Book of Japanese patterns. :)

  5. I am always so impressed with your sewing :) I am currently working on a baby quilt for a friend (amongst about 7 other projects ;) xo


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