My second pattern – and first pattern for knit fabrics – is here! Teres is a sportswear inspired knit dress and top with a cold shoulders feature (as it happens, perfect for vaccinations!). The pattern is designed to be quick to make, without closures, and with a band finish at […]
We’re currently in Cornwall for a few days holiday. I could have driven, but decided to get the train down so that I could use the time to knit. It was a very successful train journey as I read two magazines, finished knitting a scarf, and listened to an audiobook.
Weekend mornings are my favourite time to write blog posts, before the day begins in earnest, while the house and road still seem quiet. We are dropping our car off for an MOT in a couple of hours, probably followed by a long walk home, so I thought I’d make
As mentioned in my last blog post, I recently repaired this little Simple Sew Grace Dress, and then realised that it no longer fitted me. I decided the dress was worth an attempt to make it bigger, and if that didn’t work I’d admit defeat and it would move into
We’ve been working our way through the house since social distancing began, cleaning and sorting through the contents of all of the drawers and cupboards. Inevitably, I finally reached the baskets containing my UFOs and repairs. I’m aiming to work my way through the baskets over the next few weeks.
Pattern: Indigo Dress by Tilly and the Buttons Sewing time taken (excluding cutting out): 5 hours Fabric: Gifted by Kate at The Sewing Weekender 2017 After a busy week and a rubbish election result, I decided to treat myself to a weekend at home. Apart from a couple of excursions out
Pattern: Georgie Dress (free) by Alice & Co Patterns Time taken (excluding cutting out): 20 hours (including lots of alterations) Fabric: Masson Mills cotton When Alice & Co Patterns announced they would be releasing a free pattern based on Mary Quant’s Georgie Dress, to coincide with the recent Mary Quant
I’m finally blogging my Deer and Doe Myosotis Dress which I made back in April, ready to wear for the Paris Sewcial / Paris Coud meet-up. I loved the Myosotis pattern when it was released, but it was when I saw the fabric that the idea of this dress got
McCall’s M7154 1930s reproduction dress pattern is one of the most involved sewing projects I’ve completed. I sewed the dress back in 2017 to wear to my brother’s wedding. You can read the original blog post here. I hadn’t worn the dress since the wedding as the long train at the
Recently, my mom told me about the Confetti Fields in Pershore, part of a farm which grows and sells dried flower petal confetti. For 10 days each year some of the fields are open to the public, and they have pop-up stalls selling cake and tea, and bouquets of the