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

Pyjamas of Joy

Squeak!  These little pyjamas make me so happy for many reasons! They are 100% upcycled  – mostly from a duvet cover my mam made, from fabric my nana bought (so its probably at least 15 years old).  I couldn’t quite squeeze them out of it so I made the front panel out of a remnant…… Continue reading Pyjamas of Joy

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.  Fear not – there are several thousand ways to use them up.  Here are some of my favourites. AKA ideas for gifts when you are skint.  Or when your cup of happiness overfloweth and you just feel like making someone something. Tote…… Continue reading Nice things to do with your fabric scraps