Black Skinny Jeans from PatternLab Block

My latest jeans project uses the Pattern Lab system to hopefully get a good fit on these trousers. I’m using PatternLab.Ldn skinny jeans block with some black stretch denim from the stash. Here’s my Affinity Designer sketch for these classic-looking jeans. The denim is a lovely deep inky black and I decided to use white […]

My FrankenStyle triptych and how I can’t dress down

Oh dear, some scheduling shenanigans happened this is the proper version, sorry if you received this too many times. Autumn seemed to arrive abruptly after the glorious summer of heatwaves that we have had this year in the UK. I find that although where we live, the weather is quite mild, it always seems to […]

Atlas Wrap Dress or my Hot Girl Summer Dress that wasn’t

One of the things I’ve noticed is that much of my sewing is Summer-centric. It makes sense that as I’m lucky enough to be able to travel a lot, I tend to make garments for those trips. This edition is another summer-suitable make but unfortunately, I didn’t get to wear this on this summer’s holiday.

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 […]

Self-drafted long-sleeved tee-shirt dress

Wow, I blinked and it’s been weeks since I blogged. For a traveller like me, summer as you might imagine is my busiest time. We are working extremely hard on catching up with the travel we missed while everyone had to stay at home, so I’ve been on a couple more trips. It’s also 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.