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
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!
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
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…
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
I bought the latest issue of Fibre Mood on a whim; I didn't look too closely at the contents, I just saw a couple of patterns I liked and thought it was good value. I decided to make the Jutta skirt first because it looked easy and had an adjustable waist, so if the instructions… Continue reading Fibre Mood ‘Jutta’ skirt
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
Lately I've been drawn to skirts/dresses with longer hemlines, which made me notice a gap in my wardrobe- a long coat. The longest one I own hits at mid-thigh, which looks really weird with the midi-length styles I've been wearing. I decided to make a long black duster, which could be worn all year round.… Continue reading Seamwork ‘Quince’ duster coat
This year I decided to make myself a 'birthday dress', as the start of what will hopefully be a new tradition. I'm not big on fancy party dresses though, so I wanted something I could wear year round, but that was still a little bit special... I bought Breaking the Pattern as an early birthday… Continue reading Striped ‘Sade’ dress (From Breaking the Pattern)
If you've read basically any sewing blog before, you've probably heard of Goldhawk Road... If not, it's a street in London which is pretty much lined with fabric shops- heaven! Up to last weekend I'd never been before, but it's my birthday soon and I thought a fabric shopping trip would be a lovely treat.… Continue reading Goldhawk Road trip and fabric haul!