It's the peak of winter here in Australia and while we know our winters are mild compared to many places in the world, it doesn't stop us from complaining! So in the spirit of staying warm and cosy (sorry if you are in the Northern Hemisphere), grab a hot drink, blanket and read on!
I found this KickStarter campaign called MyBodyModel: Fashion Sketch Templates to Your Measurements. The app will produce fashion sketch croquis based on the users body measurements which can be printed out and used to plan your designs. What a great idea! I can't wait to get my hands onto this technology. Find out more or make your pledge to show your support via the link above.
Sewing skill builder
Many of us are teaching ourselves to sew and thanks to the wide array of online material, it has never been easier.
Sewing with knit fabrics can be frustrating but not if you know a few tricks to control that stretch! I have written a series of blog posts to share the techniques that I use. I hope you find it useful!
The ladies at Grainline Studio have revamped their webbsite and it looks fab! Along with the upgrade, they are putting out some great blog posts too. If you use an overlocker regularly or have trouble with it or are new to using 'the beast', read their article 'Essential Serger Tips for a Healthy Happy Machine'. And don't forget to have a wander through their new site too.
Take a few minutes out of your day to watch an inspiring video.
As sewists, we are well versed in developing individual style that doesn't compromise our true selves or cater to societies pressures. Women of all cultures and race can learn something from this TED talk about embracing natural beauty.
And another great TED talk about human traits that can be used as predictors of success. I always find insights into human behaviour so interesting.
Hear me out
Check out my favourite podcasts of the month.
This month has been all about The Millennial Podcast. The podcast was created about 2 years ago but I recently discovered it and am working my way through the episodes. It is created and produced by Megan Tan and is based on her life experiences as a millennial 'captured in real time'. There are many themes with which I can relate both as a millennial and a professional who is 'trying to find my path'. I highly recommend this one- but you will need to start from Episode 1. Check it out in the link above or find it in the podcast app on your phone.
Another podcast that has been entertaining but highly informative is Hello Bump, produced by the Mamamia Podcast Network .This is a podcast about pregnancy- it is a frank, uncensored discussion about what to expect. Be prepared to discover things you never knew (if you have never been pregnant of course) and probably didn't want to know (if you are planning to have a baby...ever!).
That's all for this month's episode!
I hope you have enjoyed it.
If you have any recommendations for me, please me leave a comment below. I'd love to hear what you think!
**Note: I do not have any affiliation or receive any monetary benefits for items/businesses that I recommend on this site. Anything that I share comes from a genuine place of love, respect and support for truly great products.**