The first sashiko scrap bag that I made nearly 2 years ago has experienced heavy use ever since, but there are times when it isn’t quite big enough for all the stuff I want to haul around. (Mummy, can you hold this cardigan/waterbottle/doll/half eaten apple etc.) I was finally prompted into action by The Makery’s Refashioners 2016 Jeans challenge. It’s definitely a challenge worth looking at as there are so many inspiring creations this year. Continue reading
One of the sponsors of London Sew Social (a European children’s sewing enthusiasts get together) was UpCraft Club (a modern sewing association for people who especially love using digital patterns). This gave me the opportunity to try out the Splash Swimsuit pattern from Lily Sage & Co, my first attempt at a home sewn swimsuit for myself.
Yes those are matching outfits, again. As far as I’m concerned we won’t ever be wearing them at the same time again, but as my youngest has different ideas there may have to be some strategic hiding of her t-shirt in the wash basket whenever I want to wear mine. Continue reading
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking part in London Sew Social, a weekend of sharing, chatting, sight-seeing, eating and of course fabric shopping (although as I was in my home town I managed to resist temptation) with a host of inspiring sewing bloggers from around Europe. Continue reading
First up, the dress that became an apron. And not just any apron, probably the nicest apron I’ll ever have, which is a pretty good claim for the end product of an unsuccessful project. Continue reading