June 2018.

As I alluded to in my last post, June was a tough month for us. But some sewing was still achieved. I made Alex a pair of chinos which he has thrashed since the moment the came off the machine. I made no alterations to the Ottobre pattern apart from replacing the welt pockets with … More June 2018.

May 2018*.

I have had a lot of fun sewing for Alex recently. Thanks to Siobhan’s excellent suggestion of theĀ Ottobre magazine, I feel like he will never need to purchase RTW again. To date I have made him two long-sleeved t-shirts, one in brown and navy floral, and one grandpa style in sage green with bottle green … More May 2018*.

February 2018.

I didn’t make any pants this month – this feels like admitting to falling off my self imposed wagon! I do have some lovely denim washed and ready to go for the Waffle Patterns Pinda Pants, but I want to get a little further into making my pants block before I cut into it. So … More February 2018.

January 2018.

As a new user of Instagram I’ve found the immediacy of that platform really great. But I don’t want to stop having longer and hopefully more informative discussions on my blog. I’m going to trial a monthly post with recaps of what I’ve made and see how that goes. Let’s see, shall we? (The side … More January 2018.

A trio of T-Shirts*

*Plus some further adventures in fabric painting. So I have been really struggling to get photos taken lately. Firstly we have been super busy and available daylight hours have been taken up with other things, the camera was out of commission, the weather was bad… you know, the normal reasons. This weekend I made a … More A trio of T-Shirts*

Ahoy there Autumn.

So here’s Skipper #2. This one is made with a lovely autumnal floral in a light weight wool. Another second hand fabric gift from my sister. I’ve made the neckband out of a navy from my stash, as the other colours aren’t the best for me. The navy is definitely a man-made fibre of some … More Ahoy there Autumn.

Bias cut cami 1/3

Here I am again! Can you handle it?! Aaaaaanyway… After deciding to do SWAP last year, I knew it was unlikely I would finish within the timeframe and actually I could care or less. It was just a really useful way to identify and fill a wardrobe gap. Finally, here is the first in my … More Bias cut cami 1/3