What a historical moment we are experiencing right now. Across the globe, there’s feelings of uncertainty, worry and probably a little boredom. As a lover of all thing slow and handmade, here’s how I have been coping with social distancing.
I made my own ruffle sleeve dress pattern after being inspired by a $175 Madewell dress. It had a v-neck line, dropped shoulders and a cute ruffle sleeve…and I thought, I can make that!
Among my growing collection of Japanese dress patterns, Yoshiko Tsukiori’s Sweet Dress Book is a favourite. I’ve just made a pink version of her perfect daytime dress. I have a feeling you’ll start to love her sewing patterns too!
It’s our first Christmas since we moved into our newly built home. We also happen to be hosting the family Christmas party this year, so it’s safe to say, I’m rather excited about DIY Christmas decorations!
Of course, it’s easy to get carried away and buy disposable, plastic decorations. But as much as possible, I wanted to make my own Christmas decorations this year using natural materials.
The Japanese Knot Bag Online Sewing Workshop just happened. A bunch of busy, hard working women carved out time in their hectic schedules to PRIORITISE their creativity. And the result?
A sense of pride in finishing a sewing project.
A feeling of calm from spending some quiet time sewing.
And a rush of joy from the pleasure of making something with your hands.