Me Made May 22 Week One

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 […]

Sewing the Watson bra

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 […]

Stitch Festival London

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 […]

Sewing New look 6688

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 […]

Two pairs of jeans

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 […]

New Look N6413 in Art Gallery stripes

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, […]

Making the Alice and Co Deauville shirt

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 […]

Knitting the linen knit tee

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 […]

My Plans for 2022

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.