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!

Mint Green Dream.

Subtitle – More Adventures in the Universe of Trouser Tailoring. Last year I made a very exciting and significant purchase. I kid you not, this book has changed my life. It was not a cheap purchase, given that I had to get it shipped from the US but the sheer amount of information contained inside … More Mint Green Dream.