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
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
Dressing head to toe in pink makes me very happy. Apart from the fact that it is usually very kind to my colouring, I have just read in The Guardian that “It’s a way to be pretty while retaining your intellectual detachment.” I’ll take it. I feel very womanly in this skirt, it’s a bit…… Continue reading My Miette skirt
Finally I made my husband the shirt I’ve been promising since forever. The All State Shirt by Merchant and Mills, to be precise. Mr Z is very neglected in my sewing – me and the kids waft around in handmade garb while he sadly buttons up his shop-bought clothes. Its time to give his wardrobe…… Continue reading Holy toast, I made a Merchant and Mills shirt!
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)
Now see this is probably my most made pattern Of All Time. First I made many many mini briars for our small people and their friends. Now I am making full-size ones for me. I made it in a beautiful viscose jersey with lovely drape. Here’s what it’s supposed to look like: And here’s my…… Continue reading Megan Nielsen Briar t-shirt / sweater
Happy sigh. Following a recent trip to beautiful Rye in Sussex I am enjoying a healthy obsession with all things Merchant and Mills. I like their aesthetic, and the workshop vibe of both their shop and their branding. It reminds me more of my dad’s woodworking shed than a sewing space. It encourages us to…… Continue reading The Merchant and Mills shop and the Saltmarsh skirt