Sewing adventures: learning as I go along.

Ruffle love with Wiksten hacked dress

I’m totally in love with this wool dress hacked from the Wiksten Shift Dress. I wasn’t sure I would feel comfortable in this type of dress, but I totally do! It feels so swishy and comfortable and I can see several summer versions in my wardrobe. The line around the bodice is a bit up […]

Silk scarf delicousness for winter warmth

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 The fabric […]

Size perfect with Cashmerette Alcott dress

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 […]

Tilly and the Buttons PJs – and my Covid brain

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 […]


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