I made shorts because, even though it is freezing cold, the sun is shining and I am daydreaming of sunglasses and ice creams and ambling around with skin exposed. Also because I really love this pattern and want to make the trousers – sewing the shorts meant I could test the fit with much less…… Continue reading Closet Core Patterns Pietra Shorts
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
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!
A whole month of wearing my me-made clothes! Marvellous. Because I’m a bit mad, I don’t buy clothes any more. Extreme I know, but I just love making them. So wearing something handmade everyday is what I already do, but making the most of the clothes I have instead of making more? Now that is…… Continue reading My Top 10 Me Made May Outfits
The fashion revolution is a global movement that encourages us to buy fewer clothes, care more, and know how to make the clothes you love last for longer. I had a little fashion rebellion of my own two years ago when I decided to stop shopping for clothes and to make my own. I wasn’t…… Continue reading How to do a fashion revolution – from shopaholic to conscious sewist in 5 steps
When this fabric arrived at Oh Sew Ditsy I got a bit over-excited. Or the appropriate amount of excited? Its a Merchant and Mills Indian hand-blocked cotton. The pigment in the dye is so gorgeously rich, a lovely tomato ketchup red. There is probably a more poetic description of that colour. The cotton is a…… Continue reading Sew Over It Penny Dress (of joy)