Thursday, December 5, 2013

Grrrrr and Brrrrr

It's this time of year when I get a bit frustrated with sewing and fashion blogs, magazines, etc. Thanks to globalization, we get to see a lot of neat stuff - no matter where we live, we have a lot of things in common. But also there is a very 'southern' bias to it all.

Case in point, today's Sewaholic post on winter cycling outfits. Now, Tasia is only a few hours drive away from me, but we have completely different climates. In Vancouver and further south, during the winter you can wear skirts and ride a bike. So, you end up with outfit suggestions like this:

Nice, but around here it's around -20'C (-4'F) and it's only getting colder. No bikes and definitely no skirts (although, there are always a few teenage boys who try to wear shorts year round). The above labelled as 'winter' clothing is more like fall clothing to me.

I definitely wish there were more sewing blogs and/or independent pattern companies that were further North. If anyone out there knows of any, please let me know.


  1. YES, YES, YES! It's not always that cold here in Massachusetts, but it can be. I've been thinking I need a realistic winter wardrobe. Sometimes I dream about wearing fleece-lined winter maxi-skirts...with leggings underneath. I could start that trend, right?

    1. That sounds like it could be nice and warm. If you make it, I will cheer you on!