Sleeveless Blouse from Linen, Wool, Cotton Kids Book

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

Hola, Frida Kahlo Top!

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!

Tutorial: recycle old jumpers into sweet kawaii monsters

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

Nice things to do with your fabric scraps

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

I made a coat with the Stitch Sisters!

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!