Soft Suit Combo – The Final Set

Here it is! Three garments, two patterns, one great suit. I’m over the moon with how this turned out. Even with a few errors, the set is everything I wanted from it. The shirt/jacket that I have been shunning for so long, is just great. The trousers have that smart/casual feel that I love and […]

Soft Suit Combo – the Trousers

For the last few years, I’ve been focused on perfecting the fit of my trousers and last summer I made the first of what is now a few pairs of linen trousers. I’ve had linen trousers in various colours over the years and they all were worn until they fell to bits. I’ve been meaning […]

Soft Suit Combo – the Shacket

I have resisted the Shacket with all my might for the last couple of years. Although I liked the look of it, I always baulk at anything that “everyone’s wearing”. It was the super trend a couple of years ago and my problem is that I like to be in fashion but I don’t like […]

But you don’t do trends….. Soft Suit Combo Intro

I’ve said many times on this blog that I don’t like to follow trends, well apparently that’s not the case anymore. Out and about this summer, I’ve seen a lot of this look and I’m really into it. I’ve also been liking this a lot – a linen waistcoat. I’ve seen this a lot in […]

Supercool – white linen trousers

Following along in trouser mode, here’s a quickie. I’ve wanted to make a pair of white linen trousers for the longest time. I once had a pair which I think came from Marks and Spencer’s many years ago. I wore them until they fell foul of my chubby thighs and I eventually mislaid them somewhere. […]

Sorbet season, take two – McCalls 8090

Once again I was hovering on the edge of a trend, the Tiered Dress trend to be specific. It takes a while for me to get my head around whether I like a trend enough to get on the bandwagon. I dabbled a bit last year with my Blouse to dress hack to see if […]

Oops I did it again – the other half of Me Made May 2022

Well, the chances of me managing to post a weekly summary on a daily Instagram challenge while travelling and doing a bit of work, were probably slim so here I am again switching the two last bits of Me Made May into one summary post. After my sulky Week 2, I got back into the […]

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.

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.

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, […]