It’s that time of the year where I pack up a little parcel for my nieces’ birthdays and pray it arrives across the atlantic. Last time the rompers I made for them didn’t turn up for over 6 weeks! Fortuitously this time happens to coincide with a tour for Coffee and Threads latest pattern – the Nina Blouse. Continue reading
Our favourite dress up of the year World Book Day came round again albeit in a delayed fashion thanks to snow related school closures. Continue reading
I was quite overwhelmed by the response to my request for volunteers to test The Collage Sweater pattern – there are so many talented and enthusiastic sewists out there around the world. I picked a couple from each size and loved seeing all the different versions being made up by a brilliant group. A big thank you to all the volunteers and testers for helping me get the pattern ready! Continue reading
My first proper pattern….eeek!
It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for a while now, and finally after some serious effort I’ve managed to get it finished and ready to share.
The pattern is available to buy as a download on my newly set up Etsy shop.
But first here’s some more about it…. Continue reading
Another batch of bras – an old favourite and a new style combined with luxurious fabrics and hand embroidered details… Continue reading
Why the Kalle Shirt Dress? In celebration of now being able to sew buttonholes with an automatic function as opposed to the combination of zigzag stitches, patience (or thinning patience) and curse words that I’ve employed until now of course. Continue reading
After calling a gifting truce with most of my family (who luckily all feel the same about an overly consumerist Christmas) I was left with just a few enjoyable gifts to make for my daughters, nephew and nieces. Just as well, as November and December often end up being two of the busiest months of the year workwise and I ended up leaving gift making right to the last minute again (yes, I was still stitching on Christmas Eve).
I’ve made a few matchy matchy oufits for my girls and I over the years. Not usually intentionally, I might add, but more as a way of using up leftover fabric. This time I thought it might be time to make some daddy daughter matching outfits, so with that, I hereby announce the end of dull menswear and quite possibly the end of good taste too. Continue reading
As the weather gets colder, I’m continuing with my efforts to sew clothes that will actually coordinate rather than just individual items that might not work together. Filling the long cardigan (or not-so-secret dressing gown) gap are these Esme Cardigans by Named Clothing. Continue reading