This lovely dress is made using a free pattern from Mix it Make it.
For someone who wears jeans a lot in the winter (autumn, spring and a bit of summer too) my collection was looking fairly pitiful – one pair from a charity shop in which the elastic is now going plus some holes appearing and one other nice pair of Ginger jeans that I made last year in black coated/waxed denim.
A rather hopeful/premature summer dress made as part of the testing process for Coffee and Thread’s new pattern – the Polina Dress. Continue reading
This skater style dress is a new ‘no frills’ pattern from Madeit Patterns. The pattern is to the same standard but the instructions are more basic (not for beginners) as the pattern is simple enough to make for a more experienced home sewer, and it is sold at a ‘no frills’ sort of price. Continue reading
Somehow it’s March again, and time for World Book Day. Apologies to the parents who dread the day but we always get carried away with this one (unlike Christmas jumper day?! or dress like you favourite sports personality day!!??!!). This year my eldest wanted to be another character from the Amulet series .(The youngest isn’t at school yet so no costume for her) . Continue reading
Just over a year ago I decided I’d like to learn to sew my own bras. The above bra was the sort of thing I had in mind plus some foam lined t-shirt bras for everyday wear.
Well I got there in the end but it has taken a lot of mistakes on and off over the last year, some of which I’ll try and share here, just in case anyone else fancies doing the same thing and avoiding some of the same pitfalls. But if you’re not interested in bra making you’d probably be best to look away now… Continue reading
The last raincoat I made for myself a couple of years ago turned out to be more showerproof than waterproof. This turns out to be the case with most shop bought raincoats too, and I prefer a raincoat that actually keeps out rain, and lots of it, not just a quick shower.