I wanted a bright and Springy accessory to wear with my velvet Pilvi coat. I feel that a red scarf can take this coat into winter, but a bright green or yellow makes it more suitable for Spring. I didn’t want anything too big, since I want the pattern of the coat to take centre stage. I had some… Continue reading Charm Shawl Paired With Pilvi Coat
I have been humming and hawing about which pattern to use for my spring coat, or whether to draft my own. Right now, I’m enjoying exploring all the indie pattern companies, so I decided to try that path first. I have a few in mind but I thought I would start with trying a muslin of the… Continue reading Lotta Jansdotter’s Pilvi Coat Adjustments
I’ve been under the weather this week, which has caused me to fall behind in all my activities. There will be a regular post tomorrow but for today I just want to share one of my fever spring coat dreams. I had a fever earlier this week. I couldn’t focus but I kept dreaming of Spring coats. Turquoise,… Continue reading Spring Coat Fever Dream
Last Friday I rode the top deck of the bus home, along Oxford Street. I looked out at a sea of people in black winter coats. This was our first beautiful Spring day and everyone looked so dreary in their dark colours. Especially, on masse like that. I longed to see someone in colour and decided that I needed a cheerful Spring… Continue reading Spring Coat Fever
It’s so hard not to pick All the fabrics for my Spring fabric palette! I want them all! A friend confessed to me that when she is feeling anxious about her financial situation, she comforts herself with buying fabric. I know this feeling! I’m currently on a spending freeze while I try to work my way… Continue reading Spring Fabric Palette Choices
Yesterday I got excited about combining grey and gold and sewing an Alabama Chanin pattern. The obsession spilled over into another mood board. I love the hems of the two Alabama Chanin skirts on the left. It is such a great idea to use two or more layers of jersey together to create a thicker fabric. Thicker… Continue reading Grey and Gold Spring Mood
I pretend, to myself, that I travel light and don’t carry tote bags. But I do. I need to have my knitting, camera and laptop when I go out to work. I have always used free cotton bags or cheap and cheerful M&S print ones. I thought it was a good economy. Why spend money on tote… Continue reading More Totes Please
There is a lot of pattern in this look but I’m anchoring it with a neutral check smock. I have a lot of work to do on this blog to bring it in to line with my current interests but getting some content up here will help me to find my path.