Sewing adventures: learning as I go along.
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 […]
After sewing lots of bright colours lately, I felt the need for a colour palate cleanser, hence this dress and I’m pretty pleased with it.It’s the Fielder Dress from Merchant and Mills. It was a bit of an adventure, mostly self-inflicted! I found the shoulder darts tricky and it didn’t help that I didn’t have […]
I’ve already posted about making this boiled wool version of the LB Pullover from Paper Theory.https://papertheorypatterns.com/products/copy-of-lb-pullover-pdf-patternSo I thought I’d show how I applied the sleeve facing without creating too much bulk under the arm.I cut 2” strips of the fabric without shaping them at either end.Then I lay the strip right along the arm leaving […]
I’m quite excited about this boiled wool top and I’m going to make several more. It’s the sleeveless version of the LB Pullover from Paper Theory.https://papertheorypatterns.com/products/copy-of-lb-pullover-pdf-patternThere are no alterations to the pattern except for length, though I have changed the construction to suit the boiled wool. Lapped shoulder seams I lapped the shoulder seams as […]
Before I ever sewed clothes I sewed bags. And I’ve come back to them a bit recently. This bag in handwoven Irish linen is based on the free SpencerOgg video bag tutorial. It has a particularly clever way of putting in the zip that makes it very easy with no bulky bits to sew over.https://www.spencerogg.com/sew-a-volunteer-pack/ […]
This Pattern Union Eva in merino jersey feels divine to wear.https://www.patternunion.com.au/product-page/eva-teeI haven’t sewn that much with merino as it’s hard to get in this side of the world. But I splashed out and got a few colours in the sale from the New Zealand shophttps://thefabricstoreonline.com/I also got a special offer of free postage too. That […]
I think this might be my favourite coat/jacket I’ve made so far. It’s the Muna and Broad Mallee jacket and I cut a straight size D lengthening it 10” at the marked lines and on the facing.https://www.munaandbroad.com/products/mallee-jacket-sewing-pattern-pdf Pattern is for boiled wool so I needed to change construction I did have to change the construction […]
This is the Cashmerette Fuller graded up in size and lengthened into a coatigan.https://www.cashmerette.com/products/fuller-cardigan-pdf-patternThis started because I have had this cool green and navy cotton fleece for ages (www.craftystudio.ie) and can’t figure out what to make with it. It is fleecy on the inside, so quite thick but has only a one way very small […]
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