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.

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 […]

Designin’ December: Contender number one – My Teddy Bear Icon Coat

After I’d been eyeing the Designin’ December sewing challenge hosted by Linda @nicedressthanksimadeit for quite a while, I finally got around to entering last year with my Chiffon Jeans Jacket made during my end of year frosting fest. This is a contender for this year’s challenge. There are so many things I see online that […]

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.

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Happy New Year, Happy New Year

Well here we are in 2021. I thought I hadn’t done much in 2020. It felt like time rushed by, while at the same time somehow crawled along all while nothing seemed to happen. Well apparently I was pretty busy. I made more clothes this year than previously. If you want to see everything I […]

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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 […]

Sewing bookworm – a reprise of Sewing with Knits

A quick throwback to what is now one of my favourite pattern books, Wendy Ward’s A Beginners guide to sewing with knitted fabrics. I have used this book before and this is a pair of repeats. I’ve actually made two more Kinder cardigans and a second pair of Derwent trousers. I made a short Kinder […]

Halla Coat – Breaking the Pattern

A third of the year has already gone and I have just published my MakeNine for 2019. Although I have made a few items this year already, I’m now embarking on one of the more prominent ones. I don’t really like getting caught up in hype and typically the fact that everyone likes a thing […]

The spoils of the sewing challenge

I finally made something using my gift from last years #sewtogetherforsummer challenge. I’m playing it safe but I have made a dress using my Tunic Bible, which was given to me by Sarah, Suzy and Monika last year. I’ve enjoyed reading the book through a couple of times last year when I won it and […]

Self drafted T-shirt goes long – taking it to the Maxi.

In March I was getting my sewjo back with a vengeance and sewed my first self-drafted item for a while. I made a simple T-shirt based on an old RTW favourite and used some dramatic fabric to give it life. I’m going to use the same technique and extend that self-made pattern into a maxi […]