After a couple of weeks off from sewing I was craving time in front of my sewing machine. I decided to make something simple to begin with and knew this top would me an ideal make as not a huge amount of fitting would be needed. The pattern is the Simplicity K8089 which I got… Continue reading Summer Slouch Jumper
I tried to make this dress a couple of weeks ago but it turned into a disaster, so I immediately ordered some more fabric which I thought would be more suitable as it had a bit more stretch to it. I picked some fabric from Girl Charlee which I had used before for infinity scarves and so I knew I liked the print.… Continue reading Floral Maxi Dress
A few months ago my Mum suggested a trip to The Handmade Fair at Ragley Hall. I didn’t know much about it but couldn’t pass up the chance to go on another sewing day out. I didn’t have anything in mind that I wanted to get and so didn’t think I would spend that much but just wanted… Continue reading The Handmade fair – Ragley Hall
I bought some gorgeous drapey fabric from Birmingham Rag Market last month and knew I wanted to make some camisole tops from it. There are two patterns in one of the Great British Sewing Bee books that I thought would be suitable, one for a sleeveless top and the other for a camisole top. I… Continue reading Great British Sewing Bee Sleeveless Top
So where to start with this one… I thought I had a clear idea of what I wanted to make this weekend. I had found a dress on Pinterest which I thought would suit some fabric i have had in my stash for nearly a year and so thought it was an easy bank holiday… Continue reading Floral jersey dress
Denim shirt dresses are all over the high street at the moment, every clothes shop I have been into recently has about 2 or 3 versions. Since starting my sewing challenge this year I am much more reluctant to buy clothes, I would much rather make them so a shirt dress seemed like an ideal… Continue reading Sewing Rosa!
I have been tempted to try some of the Tilly and the Buttons patterns for ages but have never got round to buying any, partly because I like doing my own thing. However, looking at all the gorgeous Zadie dresses on instagram and Pinterest I knew I wanted to try it. I decided to buy… Continue reading Sewing Zadie!
My husband has been pestering me for ages to make him some new pyjama shorts. I am not very good at making things for other people as I am sure I have mentioned in a previous post. I have attempted to make him cargo shorts before but he needs a lot of measuring and fitting… Continue reading Mens Pyjama Shorts
For my Birthday last year I was given a subscription to Simply Sewing magazine. I have really enjoyed reading it as it has given me so many ideas and I love all the patterns that it comes with each month. Having said that I hadn’t actually used any of the free patterns…until this one. When… Continue reading Simply Sewing mag “Jenny top”
This is technically my second make of March. I started it on the last weekend of the month but didn’t quite managed to get it finished as it took longer than I expected. But it still counts…Right?! I wanted to make a camisole top using some of the left over fabric i had from my Pencil… Continue reading Cami top