January 2019.

I like January as it always feels full of possibility and just a little bit like a lazy hangover from Christmas and New Year with lots of peaceful evenings at home watching the sun go down. I also tend to get good sewing done in January and make exciting plans for what else I will … More January 2019.

November 2018.

It’s taken a while to get this post done because I haven’t been able to get photos of Alex wearing the first thing I made this month. I had a week off in November and it meant I got some really good sewing in, and I’ve been keen to blog about it. So now it’s … More November 2018.

September 2018.

September (and October) are proving busy months at work, which severely impacts the amount of downtime I get at my sewing machines – WAH! I’ve also had a lot of performing on recently, and learning repertoire takes longer as my brain ages. But I did get a few things made in September, and they were … More September 2018.

August 2018.

This was a busy month for me, with the performance of a show I had been working on since January 2017. As a result, not as much sewing as usual. With the leftovers of my last Paola Turtleneck Tee, I whipped up another Basic InstincT. I had been wanting to make another slogan tee for … More August 2018.

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.

April 2018.

I’m sure it’s no coincidence that during the term break at work (which fell for three weeks during April), I was much more productive. In **breaking news** I finally threaded my overlocker (it took about 10 attempts) and broke it in this month! And I was also sewing with a freshly serviced machine, so who … More April 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.

Oh la la!

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!