So I've been getting a few requests for sewing tutorials from people who are interested in learning how to sew their own clothes. So here's my crash course! I'm pretty much just learning to sew as I go, so I'm no expert. Everything here is summary of what I learnt in my Beginner's Dressmaking Class. [...]
Ta da! My hair isn't long anymore. I wasn't kidding when I said I'm still going to model my own clothing no matter how chemo makes me look. I finished sewing this and wrote this blog post before I started chemotherapy, so you'll see my pre-chemo look in the progress photos. Everything else is my [...]
"CLASSIC HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA" I remember reading my biopsy diagnosis with my boyfriend, Gino, at the doctor's office. I studied Medical Science at university and majored in Immunobiology (ironically), and I knew what lymphoma meant. But I had to hear it for myself so I asked, "what does that mean?" "Cancer of the lymph," my doctor said.
It's easy to view sewing as something old-fashioned that no-one really does anymore. Sewing isn't trendy and can be a pretty tedious process. On top of that, in our consumer-driven world, it's easy to just buy our own ready-to-wear clothes online or at the shops. But there's something about sewing that just draws me to [...]
Initially, I was going to sew this using a simple nude-coloured fabric. But as I was looking around my local Spotlight Store, I happened upon a fabric which gave off a tribal kind of vibe. In my mind it worked perfectly for this pattern. A nude-coloured coat is pretty, but it’s something you can commonly [...]