Having been (completely-out-of-character) organised sewing flower girl dresses for my daughters to wear to their uncle’s wedding months in advance I then got caught up with other things and left sewing my own outfit until the last minute. In honour of my newly discovered love of jumpsuits I decided to use the Jackie jumpsuit pattern by Republique du Chiffon with it’s double cap sleeves and buttoned V-back, and three days before leaving for the wedding took a trip up to Goldhawk Road to find some suitable fabric. Continue reading
Back in August my daughters were delighted to be asked to be flower girls at my brother’s wedding. Why it’s taken me until October (especially when in an unusual burst of organisation I made them in May) to blog about them I’m not quite sure. Continue reading
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