Oh look it’s time for Me Made May already. I’m still looking at my makes for 2021 and writing and talking about my 2022 plans and now it’s May already. I decided to join in again making my pledge to keep wearing and enjoying my me-made articles and continue sewing my stash and catching up […]
I first cut out this bra in June of 2018 after I had lurked through BrAugust the previous summer and promised I would make myself a bra. I’ve found the idea of bra making extremely daunting. I know that you have to expect a few duds before you get your perfect fit and I think […]
…in my previous sewing life I rarely used a pattern more than once.
My typically over-ambitious sewing plans are proving slower to yield fruit than I intended but I do have a new Finished Object to share.
If you saw my entries for Designin’ December and some of my other pieces you probably already know I have a penchant for recreating designer fashion looks on a modest budget.
No actual sewing today but I was really happy to be involved in the Sewover50 lounge at the Stitch Festival show in London last weekend. To be honest the show wasn’t initially on my radar as I was focused on events later in the year but one of my IG friends Sue of @susanyoungsewing contacted […]
This top was made for a Minerva Brand Ambassador feature. Minerva was showcasing New Look Patterns and asked us to choose a pattern to review. I chose this simple but sophisticated looking top. I had just acquired some light blue silk from an IG destash and it looks just like the top on the model […]
Jeans making has been in my plans since my first sewing life back in the 80s and 90s. I even got as far as buying two jeans patterns but of course, never got around to making them. Every time I saw a proud sewist showing off her Gingers or Dawns, I thought to myself I […]
I was given this piece of Art Gallery cotton poplin fabric by Minerva to create the brand ambassador post and I was struggling to decide what to make with it. That is until I was watching an episode of the Fold Line where they were matching patterns to outfits from ‘And Just Like That’, which, […]
I signed up for another sewing pattern test for Alice and Co patterns last autumn. Alice and Co have a nice selection of patterns that you could make a decent capsule from. Their patterns are more suitable for Beginners or Intermediate sewists and upwards with basic details and not many really complicated techniques. I tested […]
Many, many years ago, when I first got into knitting, I had my eye on lots of designs that I wanted to make. I know, even then, I always had one eye on the next project. I bought a pattern book for Wendy Pampas Linen Look yarn. It contains several patterns for summer weight knits […]
Well I’m later than most but I had a lot to think about. I’ve now got some plans gathered for my 2022 sewing and making. I really ummed and ahhed over creating a Make 9 this year as much like New Year’s resolutions it can be a bit demoralising when I don’t complete them.