Merchant & Mills Haremere Jacket

I love sewing books and the Merchant & Mills Workbook is one of my all-time favourites. The Haremere Jacket has been calling me and I’m so glad that I finally I got round to making it. Fit & size I sewed the smallest size because I knew my narrow shoulders would be swamped in anything…… Continue reading Merchant & Mills Haremere Jacket

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

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

Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

  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

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!