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

Christmas tree angels

Angels of Colour The idea came from an invitation to make Christmas decorations to sell at a Christmas Fair at Wilderness Wood, a magical family-owned wood near where we live. They have a sustainable Christmas tree business, so I decided I wanted to make angels to adorn these lovely trees. Wilderness Wood Researching for my…… Continue reading Christmas tree angels

Stay Safe Sets

Stay Safe Sets Face coverings and hand sanitisers are now a way of life. So I make sets to keep everything in one place and easier to remember. I like to think they are stylish, comfortable, smell good and be kind on your skin. Because self care rocks. Learn more I love making the sets…… Continue reading Stay Safe Sets

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

Named Patterns Ninni Culottes

Day 4 of Me Made May and I’m feeling comfy and ready for some kung-fu action! Its a lovely day, but a bit chilly in the shade so I popped my favourite jumper on 🙂 Belt –  easy-peasy – I hemmed 1.6m grosgrain from Merchant and Mills Sewists may like to know the following details:…… Continue reading Named Patterns Ninni Culottes

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

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

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