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.
Making a dupe of the Max Mara blouse
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.
Desiginin’ December 2021: Contender Number 2
This second project for Linda’s @nicedressthanksimadeit challenge is based on an image that has travelled from the internet via various phones to Pinterest over the course of nearly a decade. I saw this catwalk look somewhere and it just stuck in my head. The image was old when I first saw it and for a […]
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.
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. So I was really happy when she agreed to me testing one of her designs. Just call me a #fangirl.
Designin’ December Sheer Jeans Jacket
You know how it happens, you go on a pinning rampage and most of the things you pin never see the light of day ever again.
Sheer Magic – Sewing a sheer overcoat
What are your dream sewing projects? Have you got any sewing projects that you’d just love to create that you’ve never managed to realise? I always think of my craft as making dreams come true – #sewingdreams.
Joining the Scrubs Army: what does it take to feelgood?
Like many other UK sewists, I’ve decided to join the scrubs-making army. There are currently thousands of us, mostly women up and down the country sewing hospital scrubs to support the NHS. I’m doing this because I want to; because it makes me feel useful to make a contribution to something, but while I’m sitting […]
I haven’t posted anything yet about what’s going on in the world. Not because I don’t have anything to say but because there’s so much to say it’s like a Tsunami. Apart from everything else I’ve realised how much energy I use just trying not to make people feel uncomfortable. I hate confrontation but I […]
Pattern Marriages – jumpsuit hack … again
Jumpsuit Fever is still in full flow, even though the brilliant Sew Together For Summer challenge and summer itself is now over. It was so much fun seeing all the entries from all over the world and I was inspired to enter five jumpsuits in the challenge. I had actually made six but one was […]
Telling the truth; how I made my own dress form and started to own my size.
My very first post here was a piece detailing how I refurbished my adjustable dress form. I bought Venus when I was in my late twenties and a size 10-12. Venus is an adjustable dress form that went from about a size UK 8 to UK 14 max. By the time I returned to sewing […]
In the Mood – some Free Pattern Love
I’ve got a new obsession. I visited Mood Fabrics in New York on my holiday last Autumn, the warehouse is a cornucopia of fabric and you could spend days in there. It was more a pilgrimage than a shopping spree as I didn’t buy anything because my bags were full and I had no more […]