Sewing adventures: learning as I go along.
This is my fourth Fielder Dress from Merchant and Mills, this time in Ponte. I find it a really flexible pattern in terms of fabric. So far I’ve made it in: viscose flannel; stretch cotton sateen; stretch denim and now the Ponte.https://merchantandmills.com/store/patterns/paper/the-fielder/This Ponte has quite a lot of horizontal stretch and only little vertical. Still, […]
So happy with my third Fielder dress from Merchant and Mills. A really enjoyable sew this time.https://merchantandmills.com/store/patterns/paper/the-fielder/This is a medium weight denim with 2-way horizontal stretch and none vertical. The first time I made this pattern, I spent quite a bit of time staring at the instructions in a puzzled fashion. I had never done […]
I love to wear wool in the winter – everywhere except around my neck. But I also like to be warm so I have made several scarves from silk chiffon. This pale grey 100% silk chiffon is my latest and it is so dreamy. It was very kindly gifted to me by http://www.Minerva.com. The fabric […]
All dressed up and nowhere to go! Anyway, I’m really pleased with my wearable muslin of the Cashmerette Alcott dress.I got this ‘Small Paisley Baby Scuba’ from the Textile Centre some time ago, but it is still available £5.99 a metre. The description on the website says it has a ‘tight’ stretch, but I found […]
All’s well that ends well with these PJs from Tilly and the Buttons. The pattern is from Tilly’s ‘Make it Simple’ book and I got a free printout of the pattern in a sewing magazine. It was printed on both sides so I had to trace the pattern.I made a few mistakes along the way […]
I got this beautiful pure wool for €10 a metre in the sale at http://www.thefabricstore.com a while ago. It stayed beautiful even after I washed it on the woollen cycle. These are the Helen’s Closet Donovan skirt and Wiksten Shift top.https://helensclosetpatterns.com/product/donovan-skirt-pdf-pattern/https://shopwiksten.com/products/womens-modern-shift-dress-top-sewing-pattern The Donovan skirt fits me straight from the pattern at size 22; and the […]
The beautiful colours were what attracted me first to this Lady McElroy viscose crepe jersey knit. And I’m trying to coordinate my wardrobe a bit better. I knew a top made in this would go with both my StyleArc Bob Pants that I made recently in wool. I’m wearing the grey Bobs here in the […]
This is a really easy-to-wear dress and so comfy and manages to combine that with making you look like you’ve made a bit of an effort! I made this Tilly and the Buttons Lotta Dress in a really drapey viscose. And I think this pattern definitely needs something with a bit of drape.https://shop.tillyandthebuttons.com/products/lotta-digital Perfect for […]
I had already made the Stylearc Bob Pants in Minerva’s (https://www.minervacrafts.com/) grey, pure new wool suiting and really love them. So I decided to make them again, this time in their black wool, which was gifted to me as a Minerva Maker. I know! But they will both go with everything.The black has some lycra […]
This is a beautiful grey, pure new light wool suiting that was gifted to me by Minerva Crafts.https://www.minervacrafts.com/shop/fabric/dress-fabrics/ph-5499-pure-new-wool-suiting-dress-fabric-grey-per-metreI was originally going to make the Fielder dress from Homer and Howell or the Box Pleat Dress from the Assembly Line Shop, but I decided the vibe might be a bit too much devout nun or Handmaid’s […]
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