The ruffle skirt pandemic triumph

I made this skirt as part of my City & Guilds Pattern-Cutting course and at the time I was stressed and exhausted so very happy for something to focus on other than the GLOBAL PANDEMIC AAARRGH. My fabulous tutor – Julia Hincks – gave me lots of support by peering at multitudes of emailed photos…… Continue reading The ruffle skirt pandemic triumph

Christmas tree angels

Angels of Colour The idea came from an invitation to make Christmas decorations to sell at a Christmas Fair at Wilderness Wood, a magical family-owned wood near where we live. They have a sustainable Christmas tree business, so I decided I wanted to make angels to adorn these lovely trees. Wilderness Wood Researching for my…… Continue reading Christmas tree angels

Stay Safe Sets

Stay Safe Sets Face coverings and hand sanitisers are now a way of life. So I make sets to keep everything in one place and easier to remember. I like to think they are stylish, comfortable, smell good and be kind on your skin. Because self care rocks. Learn more I love making the sets…… Continue reading Stay Safe Sets

Victor la Maison Crystal Top Transformation

Bored? Play “The Great British Sewing Bee Transformation Challenge” in the comfort of your own sewing space! Sadly no Patrick and Esme, but also you won’t be sweating/crying creating something in 3 minutes while being watched by 3 million viewers. Why? Expanding your fabric horizons.Sustainable.Charitable (if nightie type item purchased in charity/thrift shop).Cheap.Problem-solving brain-expanding dopamine-giving…… Continue reading Victor la Maison Crystal Top Transformation

Merchant and Mills Saltmarsh Skirt + Tilly Walnes Frankie Tee

Day 9 of Me Made May and the sun is out so beachy prints are go!  This is the 3rd Saltmarsh Skirt I’ve made, lovely lovely pattern to sew.  I love the nice deep pockets too. I like the casual elegance of this below the knee skirt, and the fabric, oooh the fabric!  Its a…… Continue reading Merchant and Mills Saltmarsh Skirt + Tilly Walnes Frankie Tee

Sew Over It Carrie Trousers (hacked!)

Day 7 of Me Made May and its a lovely sunny day so out comes the warmer weather garb.  Elasticated waist, hurrah!  I made these trousers about 2 years ago and really enjoyed it.  I loved the online class that Lisa Comfort made, especially as a beginner, and was delighted with actual trousers at the…… Continue reading Sew Over It Carrie Trousers (hacked!)

Sew Over It Pussy Bow Blouse

Its day 6 of me made May and I’ve gone glam.  Pussy bow blouse and red lippy on a Wednesday, crikey, I’ll be in a ballgown by Friday. Side note – I’m wearing the blouse with a pair of ancient posh jeans that I had literally outgrown.  They are excellent quality and still looking great…… Continue reading Sew Over It Pussy Bow Blouse

Seamwork Leonara skirt

Its day 5 of Me-made May and already I’ve got nothing to wear.  Or haven’t I??!  I dug out this unloved skirt, abandoned because of a popped button and gaping and because I can never find shoes that work with it.  Well its lockdown baby, we don’t need shoes! I kinda like it now :).…… Continue reading Seamwork Leonara skirt