It's not one I've shared much, but one of my most made patterns is the Tilly and the Buttons Freya top from her book Stretch. Its such a simple top, fits me pretty well, and has even seen me through pregnancy and breastfeeding (I very much favour lifting my top up for access, I'm not... Continue Reading →
Closet Core Patterns: Carolyn Pajamas
I've wanted to make the Closet Core Patterns Carolyn Pajamas for so long. But I'd heard it was a long sew so kept putting it off. Then Minerva offered me the perfect fabric as part of their brand ambassador programme, and I couldn't really say no. The Carolyn's and this Art Gallery pooling are a... Continue Reading →
Papercut Patterns: Nexus Blouse
The Nexus Blouse, from Papercut Patterns, with its billowing statement sleeves and relaxed fit, caught my eye as I saw more and more versions pop up on Instagram. There are two sleeve options - one long billowing sleeve with large cuff and the other more cropped and open. I fell in love with a floral... Continue Reading →
Deer & Doe: Opium Coat
I. MADE. A. COAT. The Deer & Doe Opium. LEVEL UP!!!
Slow progress and learning along the way – sewing mistakes
As much as I love to look at new patterns, and join in discussions on social media, this isn't really a substitute for actual sewing experience. I might know a lot about the patterns out there, but I still have a lot to learn about sewing.
Closet case files: Kalle tunic
Closet Case Patterns is possibly my favourite sewing pattern company. When new patterns are released, the designs are always the thing that I want to wear. The garments are modern and wearable
Working through the #sewingtop5 has changed my perspective on 2017 - although challenging in many ways, it has still been a great year for me in sewing terms, and I'm really proud of my achievements.
#top5of2017: Reflections on a strange year
It's been quite a strange year for me; lots of unexpected developments but lots of positives too.