The Anima Pant & my rekindled love.




I have been a bit quiet here as so late, for obvious reasons I have been taking some time out….ish. Trying to get my head around not having our Coco Darling with us, and slowly trying to recover from birth and so on, it is a bloody long road I will tell you that.

In the process I have gone back to the sewing machine. Sewing and I have always had a rocky relationship. I love the outcomes of sewing, but putting time into the relationship, I had no patience for that. We went on a few dates, things could have got serious, but I didn’t want to put in the effort and we lost touch.

But it seems sewing was that  ex boyfriend that hunts you down on Facebook to catch up, only this time I said yes.

So here we are again, we had a awkward start, but we seem to be falling in love again, and I like it.  I was always the one who just went at it like a bull at a gate, no thought, no patience, just make it happen, and it wasn’t pretty, remnants of half finished garments sat  in a ‘ try again one day’ box. But now, it’s a little different. Maybe it is because I am older and wiser, or maybe it’s because I met Papercut Patterns. Either way, there is rekindled love. Starting with the Anima Pant. I am making mine out of some stretch satin from The Fabric Store, I have decided to use the backside as the front side so it’s nice and dull, topped off with merino cuffs. Comfy and stylish. Dream.Come.True.

I will live in these. When I get back from the outrageously hot Thailand and Vietnam that is. Yep, three weeks of vacation coming our way. More on that next time.

So get out the sewing machine and rekindle that love. And while you are at it you can enter to WIN the full catalogue of Papercut Patterns and a bunch of beautiful fabric from The Fabric store by entering the Amina Pant competition.


Until next time,BlackbirdBLOG signature

4 thoughts on “The Anima Pant & my rekindled love.

  1. Totally understand the piles of half finished sewing! I used to lose motivation after I had cut the patterns out… but am trying again ten years on. I’ve just taken up quilting and have had my first of six classes the other week, keen to make an awesome geometric monochrome quilt, now to cut out 144 triangles…..can’t wait to see your finished pants
    x Ses

    1. Hi Ses, Right!? Hope you triangles are coming along well! Pants pics coming soon….x

  2. Sewing will help. I remember when I lost my baby I took to doing mosaic when I hadn’t done any for ages. I found it very comforting and mediational. My heart breaks for you. Keeping busy creatively works wonders for your soul, and sometimes it will help produce the best art. Thinking of you all x

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