‘Call Me By Your Name’ by André Aciman

Call Me By Your Name is about the romance between 17-year-old Elio and Oliver, an American scholar staying with his family. Set in Italy over the course of a summer, it follows their relationship from when it blossoms up to its inevitable end. I'd previously seen the film and absolutely loved it. With another novel… Continue reading ‘Call Me By Your Name’ by André Aciman

Pyjama trousers

For my first sewing project I made a pair of pyjama trousers from the book Love At First Stitch (which I'll be steadily working my way through before I graduate to commercial patterns). Here's what I started out with... And here's how they turned out (my dog wanted to join in)...   This pattern was literally one… Continue reading Pyjama trousers

Sewing My Own Wardrobe (!)

I'm about to embark on an exciting new adventure: sewing all my own clothes for a year! Right now I'm fairly competent at sewing, but I really want to take my skills to the next level, and this will help me get there. I thought I'd start out by setting a few rules: I won't… Continue reading Sewing My Own Wardrobe (!)