Pattern testing the Sinclair Patterns Poesy blouse during the Great Elastic Shortage of 2020
Review of the Sinclair Patterns sunset lounge pants, working with a coverstitch machine complete with pics of how to get a good workout on an old railway track 🙂
Pattern review of the kalle shirt cropped version, lengthened to regular shirt length
Dressmaker turns bag maker! Review of my attempt to make the Swoon Patterns Carter Messenger Bag.
I use the force and an SOI Betty dress pattern to make a made to measure dress for a scoliosis twisted spine
I did so many things wrong during the making of this Sandbridge skirt that if I put up pictures of all the flaws it would look like a circus of dressmaking horrors. But somehow despite that, I utterly adore it and have barely stopped gazing lovingly at it since I made it. Let's talk about … Continue reading The Excellent Skirt of Errors
Every so often I get this mad thought that maybe I have too much fabric in my stash and perhaps I should pause my subscription box. Thankfully Sew Hayley Jane usually stops this insanity by sending through through an absolute stunner. Like this vivid floral peachskin in the June box that I'd never have chosen … Continue reading Phoenix Rising From The Flowers
I've got to be honest, I was a bit dubious when this indigo shibori stretch cotton turned up in my SewHayleyJane subscription box. Normally new fabric and I have a moment of communing with each other and I get an idea of what it might eventually become, but this just wasn't singing at all, not … Continue reading Frolicking in the Fens
Those of who you've read my previous two blogs will know that I've basically been procrastinating massively over finishing my #sewtogetherforsummer Sewoverit vintage shirt dress, justifying my stalling by sewing anything even vaguely shirt like instead and claiming that was the plan all along. But then life threw me a hard deadline in the form … Continue reading Shirts v Shirtdresses – Round 3: The Actual Dress!
So as I was saying in my previous post, there I was all signed up for #sewtogetherforsummer. Got my pattern, got my fabric, got my sewjo all juiced up after my Rosa success with nothing to stop me. I cut out my pieces, sewed up the basic dress, checked the fit and... nothing. It was … Continue reading Shirts v Shirtdresses – Round 2: Bruyere