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. I had just acquired some light blue silk from an IG destash and it looks just like the top on the model […]

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, […]

Vogue V1618 – Rachel Comey dress hack

This project involves a lot of ideas coming together hopefully into a good summer dress. I’ve been looking at the multitude of tiered dress patterns which have become available over the last few years and it’s put me in a bit of a dilemma. On the face of it, I wouldn’t have thought of myself […]

Breaking the Pattern – Saraste Shirt

A couple of years ago I was one of many sewists who bought Named Clothing’s book ‘Breaking The Pattern’ and my 2019 #makenine contained a tongue-in-cheek pledge to sew everything in that book. While I didn’t complete that pledge, I did sew several of the items from that book including two Ruska knot dresses, a […]