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 […]
Washed Denim Jumpsuit
If you’ve been around for a while you might remember #sewtogtherforsummer2019 when our assignment was to make a jumpsuit. I went a bit mad that year and created a total of five jumpsuits but was still eclipsed by the awesome Jen Legg’s 11! One of my suits was a self-drafted boilersuit style which I made […]
Designin’ December vs. Little Red Dress Project – Xmas 2022
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 […]
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 […]
Making the Vega dress for Fayma Patterns
I was thrilled to be invited to take part in a collaboration with Fayma Patterns. It turned into a bit of a journey.
More Jeans Making: Calvin Klein Vogue 2850
I’m making jeans using a vintage jeans sewing pattern maybe for the first time.
Sewing Plans update – Half Year recap
At the beginning of the year, I posted some bold sewing plans and a fuzzy #makenine pledge. I’ve made a lot of my proposed makes from earlier in the year but as I expected lots of things have caused the original plans to pivot. Travel of course is a major factor in any of my […]
Boat neck top with full bust adjustment
Stash diving for patterns can unearth some old gems. One from my youth works just as well with some adjustments.
Supercool – white linen trousers
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. […]
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.