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.
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.
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!
Yet another from my tnt (tried and true donchaknow) Simplicity 9037. At last count, four tops and one dress. This one is made from some lovely soft lightly brushed checked cotton in pink and navy. This fabric comes from a massive haul me and my sister recently had at a local op shop where we … More You better check yourself.
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.
I live in separates. And with winter well and truly making itself felt, I wanted a long-sleeved top that wasn’t a shirt but that I could wear a Merino underneath when required. The pattern is based on my Silky T pattern which I have now made two iterations of. This time I added long sleeves, ribbing … More Ribbed and Striped Top (for her pleasure)
This is my second waterfall front jacket. (I have a confession to make: I gave the other one away. It just never felt like me.) This one is made from grey NZ merino from The Fabric Store. I love cardis and this is a way of making a slightly smarter version of a cardi for … More The epiphany of the crotch seam! (Another two for one post)
This is the second bomber jacket I have made recently. I used my first as a trial run for this one. And really, can you have too many bomber jackets? I don’t think so. The back of it features a panel of material purchased from spoonflower.com – apologies if you haven’t heard of this website before, … More The Mermaid Bomber