Sewing adventures: learning as I go along.
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 […]
I thought I’d have some fun with this funky alphabet cotton jersey gifted to me by http://www.Minerva.com 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 […]
For woven dresses, the Wiksten Shift Dress is my favourite at the moment and this http://www.Minerva.com 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 […]
The beautiful colours in this fabric really attracted me and I knew the cotton poplin from http://www.minerva.com would be perfect for a summer Wiksten Shift Dress. https://www.minerva.com/mp/1058877/camelot-fabrics-cotton-poplin-fabric-navy-&variant=1058349 I received the fabric in exchange for a blog post on their website. Shift Dress + Top Sewing Pattern I love this pattern because it is a simple, […]
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 […]
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