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
So I think I am going to do this SWAP (Sewing With A Plan) thing. It’s pretty exciting, I’m not going to lie. Thanks especially to Steph and Kate for the encouragement to take the leap! Firstly I was thinking about entering because I thought it would be fun to do. I was trying to … More SWAP 2017.
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 after the last Papercut Pattern debacle, I am pleased to announce that we have forgiven and forgotten and that my new PP garment, the Guise Pant, and myself have registered for wedding gifts at Bed, Bath & Beyond. I really, really love these pants because, well, #pants and the cut, and the absolutely beautiful, … More Pants pants pants.
I was recently in a production of A Streetcar Named Desire. I got to play Blanche, probably the character I have most wanted to play my entire adult life. Hashtag bucket list. I also decided it was a good opportunity to make a dress to wear as a costume, and I had the perfect pattern … More The Blanche Dress.
Dressing as fruit is a thing guys. I will take guesses in the comments as to what fruit I am, and points if you can point out three identifying markers. I made this sleeveless blouse / shirt last year but never got around to taking photos and talking about it. It’s a total stash buster … More Dressing as a piece of fruit.
I may have mentioned (a couple of times) that I love all things 20s and 30s. My ideal wardrobe might fit in well with an episode of Poirot where people just casually walk around wearing things like this: Now if only I could fit that hat through the door of the office! Conversely I am … More Hercule Poirot and the case of the Cardi-Coat
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.
You may remember that I was given a fabric voucher for The Fabric Store from a friend for my birthday last year. Well, the other piece of fabric I purchased was this very cool Italian fabric that was a bit like something you would see on a 70s deck chair. It is the most delicious … More Salse Verde.
Happy New Year! It’s been a bit quiet on the western front here at Spare Room Style, but a very sewing filled summer holiday is here to fix that! At the end of 2015 I cut back to working four days a week to allow for more time to explore my other creative pursuits so … More Still Life with Dropped Waist.