Vogue V1618 – Rachel Comey dress hack

This project involves a lot of ideas coming together hopefully into a good summer dress. I’ve been looking at the multitude of tiered dress patterns which have become available over the last few years and it’s put me in a bit of a dilemma. On the face of it, I wouldn’t have thought of myself […]

Hot Girl Summer Sun Dress

Every year I always create a mini drama for myself and there is always a moment when I’m saying to myself “This isn’t going to work, don’t bother.” and this year was no different. I almost didn’t submit anything but finally ended up with two offerings and this is one of them

Three Easy Pieces – the cable textured Ponte saga part II

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Sometimes a fabric really grabs me. Sometimes they have it in lots of yummy colours. Sometimes I can’t resist buying it. Originally, I had been looking at some autumnal golds and greens but these had sold out. Not to worry my eye fell on these berry shades and a pale […]

More Donna! White Linen Ketchup Magnet

Another in my (soft) mission to sew up my Pattern Stash treasures. This is Vogue 1368 by Donna Karan, a longline jacket and dress two-piece. As is usually the case with the Donna Karan styles that I love, the understated elegance of this piece had me swooning. It looked like an easy make and I […]

Me Made May…the rest of it

I had intended to do a week by week recap of #MMM21 but, well stuff happened. So in order to bring this to a close I decided to just put the rest of the weeks into one post.

Me-Made-May 2021 – Week One summary -I’m in!

This is only my second MeMadeMay as up until last year I didn’t really think I had enough self-made clothes to join in. Last year I kept going through most of it but posting every other day as I was keeping it real – in normal times now I am retired I don’t wear a […]

Waffle Patterns Anzu Cargo Skirt tester

I’ve been drooling over the artwork of Yuki at Waffle Patterns for a long time and day-dreamed over her drawings wishing not only could I think up such great designs but also that I could illustrate them so well. Just call me a #fangirl. I was really happy when Yuki agreed to let me test […]

Satisfaction – #tbt to two self drafted jumpsuits

Summer 2019 shall henceforth be known (by me anyway) as the summer of jumpsuit smugness. I’m sure smug is not good but I am so pleased with myself and what I achieved in my sewing in 2019. Yet another post generated by my #Sewtogetherforsummer19 exploits, this is all about maybe my favourite (…oh, you’re all […]