Stash diving for patterns can unearth some old gems. One from my youth works just as well with some adjustments.
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. […]
I’ve always loved linen trousers, especially on the hot days of summer. I’ve had several RTW pairs over the years and I always wore them to destruction. I’ve been meaning to make a pair for ages, but because I wanted to draft my own, it’s taken a while. I’ve also had a piece of beautiful […]
Earlier in the year, I made a dress inspired by Miranda Hobbes from Sex and the City/And Just Like That. I remembered that Miranda was my favourite character of the four friends…
…in my previous sewing life I rarely used a pattern more than once.
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 […]
A few weeks ago I was really delighted and pleasantly surprised when Christine of Sewing And The City reached out and invited me to be a partner with her sewing pattern company. For a couple of reasons I don’t actually use a lot of Indie patterns, I’ve got nothing against them per se but between […]
I keep having conversations with myself about why I have not made any of these patterns and why I’m keeping them.
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 […]
Hello, it’s me! Long-ish time no blog. I know it’s still winter and I’m still feeling that post-Christmas, pre-spring slow-jo that I get every year. I realised I hadn’t shared a lovely make from last summer, and the blog was festering in drafts, so here it finally its. A couple of summers ago, I drafted […]
Looking through my pattern stash/library I realised that quite a lot of my old Vogue patterns are graded ‘Advanced/Plus difficile’. Why is that phrase so appealing to me? It just reveals that side of me that can’t resist a challenge. At times I think I’ve viewed my sewing like an extreme sport, the more challenging […]
At the beginning of the year, I committed to joining in the Burdastyle challenge at the prompt of Hila @saturdaynightstitch. Now we are already in the second half of the year I better do something about honouring my pledge. I have been nursing this piece of fabric in my stash for a long time, I […]