Knitting

‘Pretty Thing’ cowl by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Back in the summer, I went to Copenhagen and did a mini yarn haul. My favourite purchase was a skein of incredibly soft 4ply Baby Alpaca yarn in a moss green, heathered with some purple here and there. I spent ages trawling Ravelry for the perfect cowl/scarf/snood pattern, but most of them needed slightly more… Continue reading ‘Pretty Thing’ cowl by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Sewing

The Maker’s Atelier ‘Unlined Raw-Edge Coat’ in squishy boiled wool

This winter I'd originally planned on making a fully lined, 1960s style coat (I even bought the fabric for it!). However, I soon realised what I really needed was something basic that would go with everything. I also accepted that I just don't have the time or the energy to make such an involved garment… Continue reading The Maker’s Atelier ‘Unlined Raw-Edge Coat’ in squishy boiled wool

Sewing

New years resewlutions and what I plan to make in 2020!

I tried doing the Make Nine challenge last year and failed miserably- I'd only been sewing for a few months and hadn't really settled on a personal style at that point. The (since deleted) list was full of vintage style patterns from various decades, most of which were big four. Soon after making the list… Continue reading New years resewlutions and what I plan to make in 2020!

Knitting · Sewing · Tutorials and Hacks

Dressing like a crayon: Stellan tee dress hack and Salut Cheri beret

Wow, that title is a bit of a mouthful... A couple of my recent makes combined to make the perfect autumnal Dress Like a Crayon outfit: The dress is a hack of the French Navy Stellan tee, a free pattern for a loose fitting T shirt. To turn it into a dress I literally just… Continue reading Dressing like a crayon: Stellan tee dress hack and Salut Cheri beret

Sewing · Tutorials and Hacks

Two Stevie tunics, one hacked into a smock dress…

Stevie #1 I made my first Tilly and the Buttons Stevie tunic in preparation for my trip to Copenhagen (which you can read about here) using a tencel twill from Merchant and Mills in the colour 'Pluto', an unusual grey/purple. This was the first time I'd worked with tencel, and since then I've fallen completely… Continue reading Two Stevie tunics, one hacked into a smock dress…

Sewing

Nixie Briefs and some tips for batch sewing

I put off sewing a batch of Nixie Briefs for weeks because I thought it would be soul crushingly dull... When I finally got around to it, I actually found batch sewing really relaxing! I thought I'd share some tips in case you want to try batch sewing for yourself 🙂 Batch sewing basically means… Continue reading Nixie Briefs and some tips for batch sewing