Subtitle: An ode to the generosity of other sewers. I have wanted to make a jumpsuit for a while. But let me tell you, I have a solid aversion to getting mostly naked to pee anywhere apart from my own home or a camping trip. Enter the ‘faux-jumpsuit’ – a two-piece masquerading as a one-piece. … More Is it a top? Is it culottes? No, it’s a faux-jumpsuit.
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 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.
I found someone to take my unsuccessful Bowline off my hands – my lovely friend Breanna. Look how adorable she looks. Yay!
I first saw this pattern as made and modelled by the adorable Alisa over at Go Ask Alisa and immediately wanted to make it. I ❤ pussy bow blouses – the perfect combination of classy and sexy! I searched the interwebs in vain for a place to purchase this pattern; it seems it was a free giveaway with … More Dotty over my Spotty Lottie.
So much potential, such a fail. I started with a pattern company I really like, fabric that I loved, and ended up with a garment that makes me feel like a bargain bin astronaut or a piece of roasted meat resting in tin foil before being carved. Things I have learned or remembered along the … More Houston, we have a problem.
My first week of MMM16 is done. The photos are, well, a record if nothing else. It’s also good to do an inventory of the MM wardrobe. What I know so far: I wear a LOT of seperates My mullet top needs cuffs to be added My blue pants need to be taken in I … More MMM16 week 1 roundup