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

Sorry, sorry… 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. Week Two There had been a little more easing of restrictions and I used MeMadeMay […]

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 […]

Breaking the Pattern – Saraste Shirt

A couple of years ago I was one of many sewists who bought Named Clothing’s book ‘Breaking The Pattern’ and my 2019 #makenine contained a tongue-in-cheek pledge to sew everything in that book. While I didn’t complete that pledge, I did sew several of the items from that book including two Ruska knot dresses, a […]

A new to me Indie Pattern Company – Sewing and the City

A few weeks ago I was really delighted and pleasantly surprised when Christine of Sewing And The City reached out and invited me to be a partner with her sewing pattern company. For a couple of reasons I don’t actually use a lot of Indie patterns, I’ve got nothing against them per se but between […]