My sew-jo has deserted me somewhat. You may have noticed that my blogging has been AWOL lately, and attempts to improve have utterly failed. However, I've now finally moved house and am unpacking my fabrics and sewing gear and have a little (I mean, tiny amount) time to invest in my leisure pursuits. With that… Continue reading It’s time to get back on track..
Unbelievably, I've never made a Grainline Scout Tee before. Or, as far as I can recall, anything by Grainline Studios. There's not that much I can really say about the construction of a garment that only has four pattern pieces - so I won't dwell on that too much... Finish wise, I chose… Continue reading Grainline Scout Tee
Last September a friend of mine got married, and I ended up making 3 or 4 dresses in the space of about two weeks. It was a crazy whirlwind of sewing. I posted the dress I made for my friend's honeymoon around the time, and a while back I posted the 'muslin' I made for… Continue reading A Holly/Flora mashup
Last year I discovered One Week One Pattern, which is a group sewing challenge over on Instagram. The host; Cinderellis Sews said this about it: “OWOP is about celebrating our Tried ‘n’ True patterns, the ones we’ve made lots of times in different variations, until we could practically make them in our sleep, tweaking the… Continue reading One Week, One Pattern roundup (v. late)
Have you ever made a garment that in your head was perfect and exactly what you envisioned - but the finished item was endless disappointment? For me that was my experience with McCalls M7119. I wanted a wrap dress. I dreamed of a high-low hem to show off my favourite feature, and this dress has… Continue reading A Waste of Good Fabric
Earlier this month I treated myself to a trip to the Spring Knitting & Stitching show at Olympia London. I love going to these shows, even though getting into London, walking round the show and then getting home makes for a long and tiring day for me, I still do it because going to the… Continue reading Spring Knitting & Stitching Show
For my birthday my lovely family bought me a three month subscription to Dream Wardrobe, which is provided by the fabulous Josie of Fabric Godmother. I was excited to try this out because I love Indie patterns and her fabrics are so lovely. I was also really keen to mix it up a little and… Continue reading Peaseblossom Tee