My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


Gotta Love Leftovers

Fabric leftovers, that is.

I made this with leftover denim from one of my shirts:

Simplicity pattern number 9409

It has carpenter apron-type pockets on the front. And the back:

Next, I used the remainder of my antique linen sheet to make this:

Butterick 6099

I made this shirt in denim, and on this linen version I made some alterations to the pattern. A cool feature of this shirt is that I cat it so the sheet embroidered monogram is centered on the back of the shirt, just above the hem:

Monogrammy goodness!

Next up: another denim shirt, this one with fun piecing on the front

Butterick 6667

Then I did something daring: I drafted my own pattern:

I’m wearing it now!

And then yesterday I made this:

Butterick 6465

I like denim shirts — why do you ask?

And I’ve been knitting along on the Oregon Cardigan.

Starmore Color Genius!

And Loki has been working hard too.

I am adorable


  1. Wow! You are a super fast seamstress too! Happy Valentine’s Day, Loki! 😍

  2. These look so comfy! Love them all, and have made notes for the patterns you used!
    – Long-time follower here who thinks it’s cool that you’re getting back into sewing at the same time as I am (sorta).

  3. Your output is so impressive, and the tops look very comfortable. You are going to have an entirely new retirement wardrobe.

  4. I’ve loved seeing your sewing as I am getting back to sewing also- question what weight denim do you use for shirts and where do you source it from? no fabric shops near me so I’m looking for an online source. I’m also in mourning over the close of The Loopy Ewe-where I first met you at Fling!

  5. I am in awe! Love and want the apron!

    Yes Loki, you are.

  6. Linda Yancy says:

    Cute apron! You’ll love wearing it for cooking. All of your shirts are beautiful, but especially the ones from the antique linen. The monogram is cool too. Very lovely.
    The Oregon sweater design almost has an art deco feel to it. The colors remind me of sunset on the Oregon Coast.
    Loki is so cute. It’s like a “Where’s Waldo” picture — where’s Loki on the sheepskin?

  7. Dorothy in Kentucky says:

    Wow you have been busy! And yes Loki you are adorable!!

  8. Charlottewv says:

    I just love seeing all the neat shirts you’ve sewn, the apron will be useful I’m sure…and your knitting still amazes me. And, Loki–you gorgeous purrbabe–you are soo adorable! ❤️🐾