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)
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