Sewing passion reignited!

So we have a rental home, we are in it, our worldly possessions have arrived from their sea voyage and Althea has started back at school. It seems like life should be settling down, but I still don’t feel settled, probably because our house is a chaos of boxes (it is possible to have a good weekend, or unpack boxes, not both) which also makes it hard to establish any social life.


But amidst the chaos and newness I have doggedly managed to unpack my sewing things and buy a sewing machine! It is a Juki HZL-600 and I’m loving it so far. I’ll do a full review when I’ve been able to put it through it’s paces. I am overlocker-less but will live with that for now.

I have also joined a really lovely knitting group who meet on a Sunday afternoon. I have to take Tessa as she’s fully breastfed and not on a reliable schedule yet. I do leave her for an hour to go lap swimming but occasionally she’ll grizzle for her Dad the entire time, so I wouldn’t risk leaving her for several hours.

I also have a new body size and shape to get used to after this third pregnancy. It seems like grading up and I are going to become firm friends. I have in the works my favourite skirt Kwik sew 3362 in grey denim, and the Sewaholic Gabriola skirt is this beautiful rayon challis print.


I printed off and graded up the Sewaholic Belcarra blouse but I think I’ve missed my window for short sleeved tops (the top forecast temperature for the next ten days is 22 degrees C) so I think I’ll rest that for a while. I’m pretty keen to sew up my You Sew Girl! A line skirt but that will need to be graded too…

I’ve just got to temper my desire to sew with the frustrating reality of tiny, tiny snippets of me-time. Baby steps.



5 thoughts on “Sewing passion reignited!

  1. Congratulations on achieving arrival! And having your sewing things unpacked. Doing it with a new baby must add a Challenge Dimesion.
    Hope everyone is settling in. Look forward to hearing more as you get time!
    By the way, 22% is definitely short sleeve weather in Wellington… don’t move here for the weather.

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