It’s time for my favourite end-of-year challenge. Linda Maki’s Designin’ December is a sewing challenge to recreate or take inspiration from a designer item that you love. I spent a few years on the sidelines before jumping into this challenge and now this is my third entry. This year I might be able to kill […]
Sleeping Bag Puffa Jacket – I try Upcycling
Often on my semi-regular walks on the Downs, I have admired my friend’s lightweight down jacket that she wears when the weather has just a little nip in the air but it’s not cold enough for a big jacket. I continued to covet my friend’s jacket and also considered the ££££ demanded by outdoor apparel […]
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 […]
Me Made May 22 Week Two
After the fanfare of week one, I got deflated pretty quickly on week two. … Posting every day on Instagram has to be fun and quite honestly this week it became a drag.
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.
2021 in the Rearview Mirror
Oh gosh, the first week of 2022 has already gone by and I am not ready! I found myself busy doing 2021 things right up to the last knockings and so had not thought of the reviews, roundups and planning that were required to close down 2021 and set up 2022! I managed – just […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hot Girl Summer Sun Dress
Every year I always create a mini drama for myself and there is always a moment when I’m saying to myself “This isn’t going to work, don’t bother.” and this year was no different. I almost didn’t submit anything but finally ended up with two offerings and this is one of them
Satisfaction – #tbt to two self drafted jumpsuits
Summer 2019 shall henceforth be known (by me anyway) as the summer of jumpsuit smugness. I’m sure smug is not good but I am so pleased with myself and what I achieved in my sewing in 2019. Yet another post generated by my #Sewtogetherforsummer19 exploits, this is all about maybe my favourite (…oh, you’re all […]
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.