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 this is (I discover as I nearly finish the dress)… Read More Anna Dress, take two
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 piece to the point where it looks just a little… Read More Cherry Dress
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 one, and I learnt a lot about interfacing in this… Read More Handbag
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 full belly adjustment. Although I have plenty of fabric options… Read More Waistcoat
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 the Anna Dress – I’m going to do all of… Read More Pattern Adjustments
So, a new challenge! The Anna Dress, By Hand London – This is a dress that looks simple and elegant and gets rave reviews for the simplicity of making it. Probably those raving at the ones who can just cut from the pattern and aren’t new to sewing BUT, that said, I’m going to give… Read More Anna Dress – By Hand London
So, I think it might be easier to fit someone else rather than on me! So, this is a nice dress for my daughter, and in a pattern suitable for someone who teaches primary school children. Obviously, because it is a pattern, it isn’t in her size (because that would be too easy). So resizing… Read More Dress for the Daughter…
So, this was shelved for Christmas because I had a houseful of people and rather lost any spare energy. Kindly though, my daughter bought me some actual pattern paper which is SO much easier than thick craft paper. I had played with the pattern using calico, but got in a bit of a muddle. So!… Read More First solo project continued.
So the gorgeous Mr Jin-Shei bought me a lovely sewing dummy for Christmas. These are fabulous and makes life a lot easier except (you might see this coming) they don’t actually make them in my size. So, having expanded it as far as it goes, we have resorted to duct tape bodyforms using a youtube… Read More Bodyform!