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…


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

Books · Knitting

Book Review: ‘Knitlandia’ by Clara Parkes

Going back to my roots today with a good old fashioned book review! I was already familiar with Clara Parkes before starting Knitlandia; I got the Knitter's Book of Socks for my birthday and fell in love with her writing style. She effortlessly imparts huge amounts of technical information to the reader without you even… Continue reading Book Review: ‘Knitlandia’ by Clara Parkes

Knitting · Sewing

Handmade holiday wardrobe- Copenhagen

I didn't have enough handmade clothes to participate in Me-Made May this year, so I did a miniature version when I went to Copenhagen recently. I challenged myself to wear me-made clothes for the whole six days- here's how it went! These are the clothes I took with me. All are me-mades except for my… Continue reading Handmade holiday wardrobe- Copenhagen


‘Salut Cheri’ beret in Malabrigo Rios

For my birthday this year, I was given two beautiful skeins of Malabrigo Rios. One was in the shade 'Aniversario', a crazy blend of pinks and greens, and the other was in the shade 'Hojas', a rich greeny blue. I'm saving the 'Aniversario' skein for the Aquamarline I'm planning on making- most of the stash… Continue reading ‘Salut Cheri’ beret in Malabrigo Rios