Gingers vs. Morgans

gingers vs morgans

For someone who wears jeans a lot in the winter (autumn, spring and a bit of summer too) my collection was looking fairly pitiful – one pair from a charity shop in which the elastic is now going plus some holes appearing and one other nice pair of Ginger jeans that I made last year in black coated/waxed denim.

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DSC_0562This skater style dress is a new ‘no frills’ pattern from Madeit Patterns. The pattern is to the same standard but the instructions are more basic (not for beginners) as the pattern is simple enough to make for a more experienced home sewer, and it is sold at a ‘no frills’ sort of price. Continue reading

World Book Day 2017


Somehow it’s March again, and time for World Book Day. Apologies to the parents who dread the day but we always get carried away with this one (unlike Christmas jumper day?! or dress like you favourite sports personality day!!??!!). This year my eldest wanted to be another character from the Amulet series .(The youngest isn’t at school yet so no costume for her) . Continue reading

The Long Journey to making smalls


Just over a year ago I decided I’d like to learn to sew my own bras. The above bra was the sort of thing I had in mind plus some foam lined t-shirt bras for everyday wear.

Well I got there in the end but it has taken a lot of mistakes on and off over the last year, some of which I’ll try and share here, just in case anyone else fancies doing the same thing and avoiding some of the same pitfalls. But if you’re not interested in bra making you’d probably be best to look away now… Continue reading