I feel like just about every post that I have worked on this year is about my sister in some way, so I feel the need to introduce her to you properly. Her name is Miriam. She writes a number of blogs – this is her main creative one. She has two gorgeous sons whom … More Silky blousy pleaty drapey + sister love.
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.
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
Hello friends, how I’ve missed hanging out here! It’s been a crazy start to the year with the show, Alex’s dad and family stuff, Alex changing jobs, and a horrific bout of insomnia early on. But here I am. I survived being the #seniorcastmember in Priscilla, had a great time doing the season, and am … More Check me out, Skipper.
When I started this blog, I had a strict format of what I was and wasn’t going to post: it was only a sewing blog, I would only post finished outfits, always include a photo of the pattern, always include a photo of the garment hanging as well as on person… I like guidelines, structure, … More Nothing to see here.
I made french darts! And belle shaped sleeves (if you call them belle rather than bell it makes them french too.) I drafted this off my main top block and re-positioned the legs of the dart to the waist rather than under the arm. My totally-non-left-brain really rebelled, but I kept sketching and playing until … More Oh la la!
I finished another Lottie over the weekend. It was not on my list of upcoming makes but I have wanted a white shirt for the longest time. And for some reason I had a block about making one. It’s made from what appears to be an old sheet. I bought it as ‘fabric’ from the … More Queue Jumper: Another Lottie.
This is a quick little self-drafted T-shirt. I have made a number of these in different fabric over the years but this is a 3/4 version especially for this time of the year. I don’t seem to have much by way of transitional spring tops. I think there will be another couple of variations on … More Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
So named because this pink monstrosity very nearly became another lost in space UFO in the ‘What was I thinking?’ category. You may remember that I was planning on making an athleisure style dropped shoulder sweatshirt out of this neon pink velvet. So far, so… good? Well, here’s problem #1: It appears people aren’t making athleisure … More I’m your Venus.
This is a very quick and simple make, but it marks the domination of a pattern I’ve made unsuccessfully three times before this. I have no idea where this pattern came from but it’s one of those patterns that has never quite worked regardless of which view I have made. So, I feel I’ve earned … More Stripes; 5 stars.