I grew up almost exclusively embarrassed by a string of outlandishly decorated Mini’s driven by my Dad to and from school. In a previous life Dad had… Read more “From Mary Quant to me…”
In the Folds Wide Leg Pants
It has recently come to my attention that Peppermint magazine has an excellent and most importantly free sewing pattern library created by the ever stylish In the… Read more “In the Folds Wide Leg Pants”
What’s your favourite sewing pattern? Maybe you can answer this question instantly but maybe it changes weekly, monthly, or with the seasons. For me this pattern is… Read more “Chataigne Skirt…”
I made my clothes…
It’s Fashion Revolution Week. A call to arms for shoppers, suppliers, makers and the world at large to think about the way in which fashion has become… Read more “I made my clothes…”
One whole year of sewing not shopping.
One whole year. I sewed it all for one whole year. This time last year I was feeling quite anxious. What if it all went wrong at… Read more “One whole year of sewing not shopping.”
Safran…and a Deer and Doe addiction.
Happiness is the perfect pair of jeans. It’s been a good week for this sewing lady. I made jeans. I promise you I am not working… Read more “Safran…and a Deer and Doe addiction.”
The Sureau Triology
Deer and Doe are wonderous creators of strangely addictive patterns which I want to make again and again and again. So I did. Meet the Deer and… Read more “The Sureau Triology”
Belle, belle, Belladone.
This week the wonderful memory joggers at Facebook reminded me that it has been 2 whole years since I managed to teach myself to thread a sewing… Read more “Belle, belle, Belladone.”
Two Alders and a nice time in Birmingham.
The entire sewing world and it’s significant other has sewn this Grainline studio pattern and I can see why! I’ve been saving this Japanese fabric for something… Read more “Two Alders and a nice time in Birmingham.”
Autumn is here. Sound the alarm, it’s time to start dressing like an autumn leaf. So in the spirit of creating my handmade wardrobe I started to… Read more “Autumn leaves”