There was just 1.85 metres of this beautiful silk left when I
fell in love with found it in Simply Fabrics. I’m not sure whether you’d call it a china silk or a crepe de chine as it’s very lightweight and slightly sheer but with a slight texture of shiny dots on matt background. I knew it would be a difficult fabric to work with (complete nightmare) but thought it might work well with the Acton dress from In the Folds. Continue reading
My youngest needed a raincoat so I set my sights on the Moiano coat by StraightGrain patterns. Continue reading
One of the tricky things about sewing your own wardrobe is imagining what a finished garment will look like -deciding whether the style or fabric will suit you. Continue reading
The Sweet Mercerie kindly sent some french terry from their new collections of prints for children and asked me to sew something up with it. Once I saw the space print I was happy to oblige as I knew my youngest daughter would love it. Continue reading
After the long process of finding and fitting a great bra pattern it seems only sensible to make a few in the same style. Once a bra pattern fits well it is actually a reasonably quick (and incredibly satisfying) process to make one. Continue reading
Titchy Thread’s new pattern the Rain Dance Romper is released today from tiny baby to size 4 yrs. I tested the pattern, making a 0-2 month size for my friend’s new baby. I’d been admiring the style for as long as Laura has been developing it, however I initially put it down as a style that would work best for babies/toddlers.
Chalk and Notch patterns are becoming firm favourites in both my daughters and my wardrobes so I was keen to volunteer to test sew Gabriela’s new release – the Farrah dress and top. Continue reading
Last year I created a pattern and tutorial for a little bunny over on Petit a Petit and family, and as it’s spring bunny time of year again I though I’d bring it home. Continue reading
This lovely dress is made using a free pattern from Mix it Make it.