Top 5 Goals

Top 5 Goals for the New Year 1. Accessible Sewing This goal covers quite a bit actually. I spoke a bit about accessible sewing earlier in the fall, but I didn’t go into much detail about what that specifically meant for me. There are a few issues with mobility for me. A big one is my … More Top 5 Goals

Top 5 Hits

Top 5 Hits 1. Waffle Patterns Pepernoot Coat This is possibly my favourite garment that I’ve made. I love wearing it. Sure, there are some mistakes and it is not perfect, but I love it and have worn it so much this year. I have plans to make another one of these coats eventually. I’d like … More Top 5 Hits

Unplanned Hiatus!

I could have predicted this quite frankly since it happens anytime I sew heavily and then go on a trip. I got home from our trip to Winnipeg and promptly got sick with a cough that I’ve had since August, but decided to get 50 times worse. Now I am waiting on chest xray results … More Unplanned Hiatus!

Sewing for Accessibility

I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. It’s a genetic disorder that means I produce defective collagen. Collagen is in every part of the body including skin, muscles, tendons, and cartilage. As a result of my defective collagen, my joints are hypermobile meaning that they bend back far beyond where they should. Think of an elastic that is … More Sewing for Accessibility

Diagnosis

Let’s start off with something happy. My garden is flourishing: View this post on Instagram Today's scenes from my garden. Lovely flowers blooming. #gardening #flowers A post shared by Andie Wells (They/Them) (@sewprettyinpink) on Jun 22, 2016 at 5:37pm PDT I got more flowers and the back planter is fixed, but not yet rid of … More Diagnosis

Honeymoon!

I finally uploaded a mini-album of our honeymoon to flickr. I’m almost at my capacity with photos here on the free account so I am switching to Flickr as my photo storage. Our honeymoon was 9 days in Amsterdam with trips around the Netherlands and a day trip to Bruges, Belgium. We had an EURail … More Honeymoon!