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

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.  I love using up as much of my fabric as humanly possible, and I am building up quite a nice little collection of patterns and templates for happy little projects. Tote bags Require roughly half a metre of fabric (assuming its the…… Continue reading Nice things to do with your fabric scraps

My first coat!! The Maker’s Atelier Raw-Edged Coat

I have had my beady eye on this coat for absolutely ages but I chickened out of sewing it because a coat!  Too hard surely?  I made the “raw-edged coat” pattern from The Essential Collection by The Maker’s Atelier.  Except I didn’t want raw edges.  So just the “coat” then.  Sounds less impressive now.  Anyway…… Continue reading My first coat!! The Maker’s Atelier Raw-Edged Coat

A Cheeky Muu Muu dress

I think this muu muu dress from Pretty Prudent is outrageously cute and ridiculously easy to sew. I love sewing children’s clothes because I can play with patterns and colours, and they are nice and quick to make (usually). This is a free tutorial and one-size pattern, and because of its elasticated neckline and loose shape…… Continue reading A Cheeky Muu Muu dress