Monthly Archives: December 2020

I have been knitting this cardigan for 3 years and I am so happy it’s finished! It is so warm and the cables all over it makes it super snuggly! This pattern was what tempted me to subscribe to @pompommag as I just had to have it! The design is called Anniversaire (a nod to the bumper birthday issue of the magazine) and its by @veerarain. I love the asymmetric cable pattern on the back! As its a special project I added a special “memade” leather label to the outside from @timetosew Image description: Helen is wearing a hand knitted grey cardigan. It has an asymmetric cable motif on the back with honeycomb cables on the left and larger antler and x/o cables on the right. Helen is facing away from the camera and looking down to the right #b36w29h39 #measurementsmovement #ppq21 #pompommag #anniversairecardigan #anniversairecardi #knittersofinstagram #handknit #knittedcardigan #slowfashionmovement #iknitthis #handmadewardrobe #iloveknitting #dropsyarn #knittinginspiration #knittersofig #knitstagram #shareyourknits #knitlife #slowknitting #slowknitter

My top nine posts based on your likes! Only 5 were made this year and I’m not sure this really reflects my favourites (except for the coat!) It’s been a tough year and I’ve not done nearly at much sewing as I would have liked. In fact, I’ve often found it super frustrating to have all of these ideas in my head but I’ve not had the energy to be able to make anything. So when I have felt well enough to sew I’ve made sure it counts. I’ve slowed down and really put the effort in to make sure I love each and every stitch! Images left to right top to bottom are 1) safiya jumpsuit from make it simple by @tillybuttons, 2) tabitha dress from make it simple by @tillybuttons, 3) sparkly Christmas dress (separates) wiggle top by @patternsforpirates, 4) sashiko jeans mending, 5) x factor crop and peg legs by @patternsforpirates, 6) kinder cardigan by @thatwendyward worn with sos pants by @patternsforpirates and an ogden cami by @truebias, 7&8) mira dress by @fibremood, 9) cocoon coat by @sewoveritlondon Ad: Fabrics used in images 3 and 9 were previously given to me by @minervadotcom in exchange for blog posts Image description: a collage of the nine most liked photographs by @hshandcrafts from 2020 #b36w29h39 #measurementsmovement #minervamakes #minervamakers #sewingsafiya #sewingtabitha #makeitsimplebook #tillyandthebuttons #p4pwiggle #sashiko #visiblemending #xfactorcroptop #p4pxfactor #p4ppeglegs #kindercardigan #ogdencami #sospants #fibremoodmira #miradress #soicocooncoat #sewoverit #topnine2020

Surely I can’t be the only one who is torn between wearing a sparkly party dress and staying cosy in pyjamas on Christmas day? Well, this year I won’t have to choose because I made this sparkly dress out of a super comfy jersey!! Just because I have nowhere to go this Christmas does not mean I can’t get dressed up for the occasion! Pattern: crop top length wiggle dress by @patternsforpirates and a self drafted gathered maxi skirt Fabric: AD metallic Jersey from @minervadotcom given in exchange for a blog Image description: Helen is stood with a hand on her hip looking out of some French windows. She is wearing a sparkly Jersey maxi skirt and matching to to look like a ball gown. #b36w29h39 #measurementsmovement #minervamakes #minervamakers #christmasoutfit #sparklydress #p4pwiggledress #patternsforpirates #matchymatchy #secretpyjamas #sewobsessed #sewyourown #imakemyownclothes #sewingfun