Sewing adventures: learning as I go along.

Sewing circular makeup pads on a serger/overlocker

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 […]

Jersey Wiksten hack spells out summer

I thought I’d have some fun with this funky alphabet cotton jersey gifted to me by in exchange for a post on their website, and make a kind of smock dress with a bit of frill at the waist and skirt hem.It’s a beautiful quality fabric of 96% cotton and 4% elastane with a […]

Trans-seasonal Wiksten Shift Dress

For woven dresses, the Wiksten Shift Dress is my favourite at the moment and this cotton poplin is perfect for it. This is a light-medium weight 100% cotton fabric. I like this weight because it works in the cool Irish summers and you can layer it up for the other seasons too. It is […]

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 […]


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