Sewing in Lockdown


I haven’t posted for a long long time – sorry to have disappeared.  I didn’t really go away, just paused for a while and I am determined to change that.  Community is just so important so I hope you will forgive me.

COVID-19 sucks and I hate what is happening around the world because of it.  The news reports break my heart every day and I work hard not to let anxiety and worry take over.

We stay within our bubble (which is what we in NZ call those we are in isolation with), keep our distance from everyone else, though that also hurts our heart, and hold our precious ones close however we can.

So far we are all OK in our little patch of isolation in New Zealand.  We are lucky enough to have a back garden, a long driveway and plenty of places to stroll to or run to or bike to.  We have stable income for now and plenty of work and school to do during the week.

I also have stitching to help keep me sane and I am sewing again, though not masks (yet).  I have again started making skinny pants, which I muslin’d with this wonderfully mad cotton lycra….

The crotch curve just aint right yet and I know what I have to do to fix it but I’m taking a wee rest from it and start something new.  Possibly a Burda Style?  Can’t quite decide.

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5 Responses to Sewing in Lockdown

  1. Glad to see you back again. I keep feeling like I should fire up my blog again, but it feels weird to consider after so long. Stay healthy and safe!

    • Hey ho and you too. Dive in, I say, though only if you want to because life is just too short for ‘shoulds’ and ‘outghts’ drive us too much hey? You stay safe 🙂

  2. Cathe says:

    Hi Emily! So good to hear from you and read that you and your loved ones are all safe and healthy. Your bubble is good. Good to see you are back sewing and playing with a couple of different projects, that’s always fun! I hope your girls are making the most of staying home. I know that is especially hard for kids. Looking forward to seeing how your projects develop. Take care and stay safe.

    • Hi Cathe! So lovely to see the progression of winter to spring at your place and I wish we were heading that way too, though autumn brings it’s own joy. The kids are all managing really well with it, all things considered. We are a family of introverts, which makes it a little easier in lockdown.

      • Cathe says:

        Too funny, John and I are also introverts so this hasn’t been too difficult to shelter at home. I’m glad you are good and sharing your creativity. I still have my blog but haven’t touched it in years…maybe someday.

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