I didn't have enough handmade clothes to participate in Me Made May last year, but this year I do! I've been looking forward to Me Made May for months, so even though I'm stuck at home I'm still doing it regardless. My pledge is: To wear at least one me-made item every day for the… Continue reading Week no.1 of Me Made May!
Two Paper Theory LB Pullovers
The LB Pullover by Paper Theory patterns has been on my to-sew list for quite some time (you may remember it from my New Year's Resewlutions list!). One of the main things that drew me to the pattern was that it could be made in both knits and wovens- and in this post, I'll be… Continue reading Two Paper Theory LB Pullovers
Tencel twill Sade blouse (from Breaking the Pattern)
The dress and top I made last year using the Sade pattern are some of my most worn makes, so it was only a matter of time before I made another one! Definitely should have ironed it before taking photos- that crisp centre front fold is making the fabric hang weirdly! Back in February I… Continue reading Tencel twill Sade blouse (from Breaking the Pattern)
Confession time: these are actually all presents I made last Christmas! Yes, this is how slow I am at writing blog posts... Anyway, I wrote it eventually, and I thought I may as well share it, even if it is several months late (hence the vague, non-seasonally-specific title). I love giving people handmade Christmas presents;… Continue reading Handmade presents
‘The Love Witch’ inspired Wilder gown
This dress has a slightly sad story behind it... I'm a huge fan of Lana Del Rey, and I've wanted to see her live for years. Therefore I was ecstatic when I managed to get tickets to see her in Birmingham this February. I love the 1970s style dresses she wears on stage, so I… Continue reading ‘The Love Witch’ inspired Wilder gown
A slightly austere Coco dress
I've been meaning to make a black, funnel neck Coco dress for a loooong time. In fact I actually attempted to make it months ago, but I took in the side seams to make it more fitted and overestimated the amount I needed to remove. The resulting dress was uncomfortable and unwearable! In a way… Continue reading A slightly austere Coco dress
‘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
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
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!
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