This Week in Sewing Blogs // VOL. 66

This week in sewing blogs vol. 66 // Weaving at camp workroom social

Happy weekend makers! I hope you’re cozying up with fall projects and binge watching a lot of Netflix as I have been (Scandal I am looking directly at you). The cool weather has even made me reach for a neglected knitting project I started last year, likely inspired by all the knitting madness that was happening at Camp last week when everyone wasn’t eating or in class. Let’s see if I actually finish the darned thing this year.

Since I missed last week’s roundup, enjoy double the sewing good times this week!


I’m quite into the colour blocking and proportion of this Aeolian tee by Blogless Anna.

More colour blocked goodness; a simple and chic skirt from Handmade by Carolyn.

A very cool moto jacket from MP by Maude.

I got to try on the Tamarack Jacket in person at camp, and it’s mighty tempting to skip some projects in my sewing queue and make one up. I’d like to use some soft printed cotton on the inside and a vibrant yellow sateen on the outside. Kind of like Jolies Bobines did for her eye-catching Gerard coat.

And speaking of Gerard, here’s one Nettie made using wool from her granny’s stash.

I love the silhouette of this wrap skirt on Lily Sage & Co.

The rare bridesmaid dress over on Suzy Bee Sews – one you’d actually want to wear again!

A super sexy bra set from Very Purple Person.

How to style jumpsuits into the fall from Noble & Daughter (give me those shoes immediately).

A gorgeous jacket from my favourite tailor, Incondite Le Grand.

Being swaddled in octopi never looked so good; some ridiculously fun Carolyn Pajamas from True Bias.

A sweet wax print Belladone from New Model Lamé.


Some thoughts on frumpiness from Sanae Ishida, the quandary all freelancers battle at some point.

If you’re a joni Mitchell fan, I cannot say enough about Joni In Her Own Words. I picked it up at a used book store in my travels and it’s pure magic; Joni speaks super candidly about her life, her loves, her music, her creative process, in three longform interviews over three decades with the same journalist, side by side with the lyrics of the songs they discuss. It’s funny, wise, insightful and revelatory – you will walk away loving her more than you ever thought possible. I’m only halfway through because I’m trying to make it last as long as I can, but it’s a must read.

Also, comedy nerds should seriously pick up Sick in the Head: Conversations about Life and Comedy by Judd Apatow. It’s terrific; deep, funny, probing interviews done with some of my favourite funny people ever. Worth the price for the Roseanne Barr chapter alone.


Super excited about the Craft Industry Alliance, the brainchild of Abby from While She Naps and Kirstin from Sew Mama Sew. Finally, a trade organization for makers! Here’s the backstory.


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