Sewing adventures: learning as I go along.
All set and longing for summer in this Wiksten Shift top hacked into a ruffle dress. I got this out of 3.2 metres of 112.5cm wide gorgeous cotton poplin. It’s a very dark navy and ivory.https://www.minerva.com/mp/1058943/camelot-fabrics-cotton-poplin-fabric-navy-on-white&variant=1057927I got the fabric in exchange for writing a blog post.I used the pattern pieces for the Wiksten top and […]
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 […]
Yay! I finally finished my second Shoalhaven Shacket by Muna and Broad and I love it!https://www.munaandbroad.com/collections/frontpage/products/shoalhaven-shacket-sewing-pattern-pdf 12.5oz all-cotton denim This is 12.5oz, 100% cotton denim and was lovely to work with. However, some of the top-stitching was challenging through all those layers. My previous Shoalhaven was wool and that fabric was a little easier to […]
I’m so thrilled with the end result of my Shoalhaven Shacket from Muna and Broad.https://www.munaandbroad.com/collections/frontpage/products/shoalhaven-shacket-sewing-pattern-pdf Challenging make It was probably my most challenging make yet. I’d never done a proper collar or cuffs before.The plaid is wool and the pink lining and facings are Liberty Tana Lawn.This pattern is extremely well drafted and has some […]
I’ve been working on the Shoalhaven Shacket from Muna and Broad https://www.munaandbroad.com/collections/patterns/products/shoalhaven-shacket-sewing-pattern-pdf. And I decided to add zipped, welt pockets. I used to make a lot of bags with zip pockets and the technique is basically the same. this is how I did it.
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 […]
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