At the beginning of the year, I said I was going to slow down my makes so that I could concentrate on drafting and fitting. Well, my creative impulses kind of ground to a halt. Not only has my sewing dried up to a dribble, but I did not really achieve any of the planning […]
Cloned Ponte Pencil Skirt
UFO alert! This project has been in the UFO pile for a long time and I’m not sure why. The only probable reason is that other more interesting things got in the way. One day I had both my sewing machine and overlocker threaded with black thread so I just said to myself. “Line up […]
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 […]
Floral Cuff Tee shirt Dress
This was another basic that I needed in my wardrobe. Tee shirt dresses are great in my book. Easy to make and more importantly easy to pack. I always like some of these for a summer trip. This dress is made with another of my own Tees developed from an RTW favourite. I’m calling this […]
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 […]
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 […]
Funky faux shearling coat
My typically over-ambitious sewing plans are proving slower to yield fruit than I intended but I do have a new Finished Object to share.
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.
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, […]
The Hopeful skirt – who knew a knitted skirt could be this good?
At first, I didn’t really think I needed a knitted skirt in my life, but how wrong was I?
Finlayson sweater for Him
Now that I’ve got over the fear it seems pretty normal to be inserting a sewing project for the man.
Quick wins to reach across the world.
I had the very great honour last week to be featured in not one but two places in the Sewisphere. As a long time follower of Sew over 50, I was delighted to be invited to join their list of featured sewers and serve as a guest editor for the day, over on their IG account. […]