Sometimes I need to sew something that requires all of my attention and patience. So that I can lose myself in it and at the end have something I feel really proud of. The Named Patterns Reeta dress has been made by lots of sewists and many of them probably found it a breeze, but…… Continue reading My Seasalt Reeta Dress
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
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!)
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
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
Why did I wait so long to sew this fabulous pattern? The Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit is easy to wear and a pleasure to sew. Forever ago, in the times when we were allowed to go in shops and to sewing workshops (I am writing this during the Covid-19 lockdown) my friend Suzi…… Continue reading Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit
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
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!