Why the Kalle Shirt Dress? In celebration of now being able to sew buttonholes with an automatic function as opposed to the combination of zigzag stitches, patience (or thinning patience) and curse words that I’ve employed until now of course. Continue reading
The Refashioners is an annual series and competition organized by Portia (blogger at Makery) celebrating and offering inspiration for the art of refashioning. If you haven’t come across it before, it’s definitely worth checking out as there are always a wealth of ideas and some of them are down-right incredible. Last year’s challenge was to work with jeans and this year the attention falls on suits. 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.
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
The last raincoat I made for myself a couple of years ago turned out to be more showerproof than waterproof. This turns out to be the case with most shop bought raincoats too, and I prefer a raincoat that actually keeps out rain, and lots of it, not just a quick shower.
Predictably, last year’s vow of starting to make Christmas presents earlier than say the last week before the 25th didn’t amount to much so there ended up being less homemade gifts than I’d have liked, but hopefully those I did make were gratefully received. Continue reading
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