The Refashioners 2018: Kid’s Edition

green silk chiffon refashioned dress kidsAs detailed in monday’s post, I’m taking part in The Refashioners again this year, this time as part of the blogger line up. It’s no secret I love the creative challenge provided by the premise and the motivation behind it so like last year I couldn’t resist making a children’s wear version of the challenge as well. Continue reading


The Refashioners 2018

embroidered ogden cami with silk trouser upcycle

Today I’m taking part in The Refashioners 2018 hosted by Portia at Makery as part of the blogger line up. This year’s challenge takes a slightly different format to previous years with no limitation on the garments you use for your refashion, just that they are unused or second-hand and are repurposed to create a a look ‘inspired by’ ….something or someone. A broad brief like that is hopefully going to allow for some of the most versatile and inspiring entries to date, but it can be challenging to focus with that much freedom. Continue reading

Valentina’s Galaxy Costume

Valentina's Galaxy_61
Photo Credit Jassy Earl

Anyone who has read more than a couple of posts on this blog before knows I have a bit of a passion for costume making. Until this point my enthusiasm has been directed almost exclusively at my (usually) appreciative children (sometimes they have to curb my enthusiasm as little!) Continue reading

The Graphite Trousers

Striped graphite trousers with pink screenprint teeThis little pattern has had so much use over the years in many different guises, so it seemed like a good one to finally get together as a proper pattern. As usual it took much longer than I’d have expected when I started but after seeing all the wonderful test versions, I’ll be sharing later this week, I fell for the simple but versatile style all over again. Continue reading