I enjoyed making this top so much I wouldn’t have minded if the small one hadn’t liked it. Although she likes it very very much. Her criteria for liking clothes are simple: comfort and nice fabric. If I sew clothes in fabric she loves I’m pretty much onto a winner. The fabric is a Merchant…… Continue reading Sleeveless Blouse from Linen, Wool, Cotton Kids Book
I love the fact that Ikatee sewing patterns are a thing that exist in the world. I could sew every single one I think. So far I’ve made three little garments for our small folk and I think they make me as happy as they do the recipients. The Majorque top is all kinds of lovely. …… Continue reading Hola, Frida Kahlo Top!
Please can I have sort of 1940s day dress with a 1980s safari vibe? Yes, yes I can. I want a grown-up dress that I can pop on and feel put-together and chic in with absolutely zero effort on my part. Well, lots of effort in the making part, zero effort in the getting-dressed part.…… Continue reading My Reeta Dress
My 7 year old daughter’s class topic this term at school is “trash to treasure”. A perfect opportunity for us to cut up old stuff and sew up fun stuff! I wanted to come up with something that transforms secondhand materials. And something that wasn’t gender-specific. And something fun to make, then play with. And…… Continue reading Tutorial: recycle old jumpers into sweet kawaii monsters
I can’t get enough of this sewing pattern. Its Megan Nielsens Mini Briar t shirt. I have made absolutely loads. Our kids have a few each and I’ll even whip one up for little friends birthdays. Its nice and simple so I like to play around with contrast thread and bold colours. Love love love…… Continue reading The mini briar t shirt
Dressmaking does rather leave one with a large amount of odd-shaped fabric leftovers. I love using up as much of my fabric as humanly possible, and I am building up quite a nice little collection of patterns and templates for happy little projects. Tote bags Require roughly half a metre of fabric (assuming its the…… Continue reading Nice things to do with your fabric scraps
Only the insane amateur sewist would attempt to make a lined wool coat in two days. Well butter my bum and call me Croissant, because I did it. Of course, I had help. Lots of help. Glorious help from the wonderful Stitch Sisters, Nikki and Rachel. Squeak! The wrap around coat was designed by the…… Continue reading I made a coat with the Stitch Sisters!