Frosting*. Sew the frosting. What an excellent idea. An excellent challenge. Kelli of True Bias sparked my idea for this project in her original Instagram story- she wanted to sew the fun stuff. And so did I. Couple of days later, Kelli and Heather-Lou of Closet Case Patterns had launched the #sewfrosting challenge. As described... Continue Reading →
And what better fabric than a double gauze? There are a surprising number of kimono patterns out there, in the end I went for the Florence Kimono from Sew Caroline.
In the third installment of my love affair with the Storybook Patterns Overture Set we have the mustard liberty print top. With its large floral print, and contrasting white colour, I couldn't have dreamed up a better garment if I'd tried. This is the first top version I've made from this pattern (you can see... Continue Reading →
There's been many a time I've heard a sewist asked to list the patterns that, were they only permitted to sew these for the rest of their lives, which they'd be. The Ogden Cami is often included in those lists, and I think, if I were to be asked, it might make it onto mine... Continue Reading →
Ah, stripes. A timeless, style, but also so very on trend for S/S 2018. The classic shirt, another perennial favourite, seen across the UK high street over the past few months. It's a style I normally couldn't pull off in ready to wear. The gaping at the button hole puts paid to that. But sewing,... Continue Reading →
Pattern hacks seem like the holy grail of garment making. Instagram seems full of these competent sewists who see a pattern, know exactly what fabric they'll make it in, and how they'll change it to look more like the items they've been dreaming of.
it's not just another pattern. It's a Closet Case Pattern. You click the link and there it is - without having realised until now, this is the dress that you've been wanting to own for your whole life. The Charlie Caftan
Downloading the photos to the blog it was pretty clear that this post was going to be a me made holiday round up - there's lots of visual eye candy of gorgeous Grecian villages, sunsets and more.
This post was disasterously deleted just before I hit post. I had to wait until I got home to be able to restore the previous version. Better late than never! We're past the half way point of me made may, and so far I'm enjoying working more of my hand sewn items into my everyday... Continue Reading →