These are a lovely looking suit, which you can find here. It comes with multiple videos to give you instructions, which drew me to it. I bought a light navy suiting fabric and a deep red lining fabric from a fabric store I found locally […]
I’ve been blogging about my sewing journey but now a lot of my time is taken up with my academic life; I have started a PhD with a focus on inherited traumas and autoethnography.
This is my first attempt at trousers so I went with simple – no zip, just a nice tie. I went for a relatively heavy black fabric – practical for workwear. I may even add additional pockets! Pockettttssssss… This took a LOT of fabric – […]
They just bought the pattern out in fat Curvy sizes and so I thought I would have another attempt. This one took me significantly longer. I started sewing it in August, and finished in .. .January. This may be related to the level of work […]
I thought I’d have another go at the Anna Dress, using a cute poplin that is so soft and floaty. I liked it so much I bought 6 meters, which turned out to be lucky since it took a lot of it! The reason for […]
So this came as a pack, which was a nice thought but ultimately doesn’t take into account the size I am. Shame but nice idea! Nice fabric, very pretty. I somehow got the measurements completely wrong though and ended up slicing and dicing the final […]
We made face masks for our friends, family and the volunteers I work with. I used this pattern using spare fabric, and fat quarters. But they have been popular and I really think it should become the social norm to wear them.
So this is a pattern from ChrisWDesigns called Coco – it was free when I signed up to their page. I really liked it but had to adapt it a little to my tastes. I tend to prefer a longer strap instead of a short […]
Next project! I plan to make a waistcoat for the husband. Now, he is a robust lad from Northern Ireland, so I had to seek some advice on adjusting. I’d got the hang of the full bust adjustment so now it is time for the […]
In my frustration this morning, I tweeted a plea to #SewingTwitter for help – if there was a service that could adjust the patterns for me, so they are right. Very kindly, RoseAnnieFlo tweeted back to me! So, a new adventure awaits as well as […]