A Tale of Three Hemlocks

For much of my sewing life, I was obsessed with dresses – making them, wearing them, stalking beautiful ones online. Now my health has come to the point where it is hard to maintain a prolonged project, or wear anything more fancy than ponte pants and a long shirt.* Enter Grainline’s Hemlock Tee, a free pattern download from the creative minds at Grainline Studio.

I’m sure this pattern has been done to death already, but I love my three makes and wear them all the time. It is quite rare that I remakeΒ anyΒ pattern, preferring the challenge and novelty of the new, so it is a testament to the Grainline Tee that so many versions are nested in my wardrobe.

1 – Ponte Stripe Hemlock

A woman standing in a garden, wearing a striped knit tee and black skinny pants.

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Beginnings

More scenes from the Hopkins River

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Above: my island home

Hello! And welcome. I’m Siobhan, a 20-something living in country Victoria, and I’ll be blogging about life with severe CFS/ME, with some fun crafty creations thrown in along the way. Having CFS/ME turned my life upside down, and yet severe cases are underrepresented in the media and popular discourse. I want to change that.

Without further ado, here is an unedited version of a piece which was recently published on The Mighty, about life with severe ME/CFS.Β Enjoy, and feel free to drop in anytime!

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