Sewing adventures: learning as I go along.
This is the Assembly Line Box Pleat Dress and I got it out of 2.5 metres, as the pattern suggests. The front is cut in two pieces, which helps to get the most from the fabric.This wool suiting is an absolute dream to wear, it floats like silk, but has the warmth of wool. As […]
I loved the look of this fabric and thought the recently released Tarawi Shirt from Muna and Broad would be perfect.https://www.munaandbroad.com/products/tarawi-shirt-sewing-pattern-pdfI’d made this pattern before in linen following along with the video tutorials. This time I just followed the written instructions. I aim to be able to make a shirt without needing instructions! I’ve a […]
I’m really pleased with this wool Lab Coat from The Assembly Line. It’s made in this beautiful soft wool kindly gifted to me by Minerva and will be perfect for autumn and spring. It’s really wearable, I can add layers and it’s cosy. It’s just the right length to go over a lot of my […]
I’m really happy with this finished Ilford Jacket from the Friday Pattern Company but it was not the most enjoyable sew and took many hours.The pattern is a simple design but I felt its construction techniques made it difficult to get a nice finish. For the boxy sleeves you sew them in flat and when […]
I’ve had the Appleton Wrap Dress pattern from Cashmerette for several years but only getting around to it now. This was because I thought it would be tricky to fit for me, and it was, but I like the shape of the second version, blue with orange binding. The patterned one with blue binding is […]
This is a silk version of the Cris Wood Sews zero waste Envelope Dress and the only fabric left is a few thread shavings. I am pleasantly surprised by the look of the dress when it is belted, not sure I’d wear it out of the house without a belt. https://criswoodsews.com/collections/the-patterns/products/envelope-dress-instructions-pdf-downloadI have had this silk […]
This short video shows how I sew reusable face cleansing discs on my serger. I use bulky, woolly nylon in the loopers and normal serger thread in the needles. This is a great way to stash-bust some of those smaller scraps. I cut out the discs using a circular die of 5″ diameter on my […]
I was keen to consolidate what I learned from making my first Muna and Broad Noice Jeans before I forgot so this is my adventure with version 2 and 3.https://www.munaandbroad.com/products/noice-jeans-sewing-pattern-pdfI liked the first denim ones so much, that I chose the same denim to make another pair. I didn’t get off to a great start […]
These are the Muna and Broad Noice Jeans which is a pattern for all-cotton, heavyweight, non-stretch fabric. This is 12.5oz, heavy, Mind the Maker denim, which I got from http://www.quiltyarnstitch.com They are the first trousers I’ve ever made from non-stretch fabric that have no elastic in the waist. So they did take time. This fabric […]
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