Post-Partum Sewing: Why you should plan to make your clothes after having a baby

A few months before my daughter was born, I chatted with my very accomplished quilter Aunt who set me up with all of the books and material required to make quilted sewing machine covers. In my mind, just after having a baby was the perfect time to learn how to quilt a small project because, obvs, I was not going to sew clothes. I had zero expectation of having time to sew, so I figured I could take my year mat leave to a) get back to my “normal” shape (haha!) and b) very slowly finish a couple of little projects.

I am here to tell you that my logic was 100 per cent wrong and to convince you to not only try to sew clothes post partum, but also implore you to plan to sew a butt-ton of new garments. Or even to learn to sew clothes. Seriously, there has never been a better time.… Read More Post-Partum Sewing: Why you should plan to make your clothes after having a baby

Sew every day challenge

So, I had a baby two and a half months ago and I have decided to challenge myself to sew every single day. Am I crazy? Probably. I’m realizing that committing to keep sewing is going to save my sanity while on leave, and I can’t lose myself for hours in a project on a Sunday afternoon anymore.

This challenge isn’t that out of the blue and is really just the next step in my quest to be a more effective and efficient sewist. Last summer, read everything I could on productivity and a lot of it changed how I sew. … Read More Sew every day challenge