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
Continuing on from my post yesterday I’ll be sharing some of the varied, beautiful versions some of my testers have made while developing The Graphite Trousers and Shorts pattern.
This 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
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