I made the Lyra dress as a Guthrie & Ghani sewing society kit, and I loved that dress so much I decided to make another one. I kept everything exactly the same but I used a different fabric. 1. The fabric I decided to make it out of linen this time, but rather than using … Continue reading Lyra dress #2
I have wanted to have a denim jacket for quite some time and when I saw this pattern on Seamwork I decided that I had to make it. As well as having the pattern, they also have a sew-along class, which was really helpful and guided me through sewing the pattern. Here's how it went! … Continue reading Audrey jacket
This jacket is from the Merchant & Mills Workbook, and I really loved the casual boyfriend-style jacket look. I wanted to use this as a first try at sewing with wool, and it was great fun. Here's what I did: 1. The fabric I bought this harris tweed from Croft Mill. They have an amazing … Continue reading Haremere Jacket
Hacked Suki dress
I have had this glorious stretch cotton fabric in my stash for ages and I couldn't figure out what to make out of it. Trousers would be too flamboyant, I didn't have enough to make a jumpsuit and the pattern was too big for a top or jacket. In the end I decided to make … Continue reading Hacked Suki dress
New overlocking toy!
I have finally taken the plunge and invested in an overlocker! Up until now I've resisted getting one because I don't have a huge amount of space in my sewing room and because it is quite a big investment. But I've been feeling like I needed a new sewing challenge and it seemed to be … Continue reading New overlocking toy!
Before making this Nolan trouser pattern I did a quick search of the sewing reviews online, and a lot of people were very negative about this pattern. But I really liked the style and this pattern also has a sew-along class on Seamwork which helps you to get a good fit. I know from making … Continue reading Nolan “pants”
At the start of this year, I was feeling a little unenthusiastic about my sewing. I realised that I needed a bit of help getting my sewing going again, and so I decided to subscribe to Seamwork. It is a website community which gives you access to over 200 sewing patterns, many of which also … Continue reading Rory top
This Emmie top is another Seamwork pattern, and it's a peasant style blouse which is a style that I really like. I wanted to use it as an opportunity to try out a new fabric, and so I made this out of a tencel twill. Here's how I got on. 1. The fabric I bought … Continue reading Emmie top
A while ago I looked at all of my trousers that I had made and considered which ones I liked the best (see Trouser Fitting post here). None of them fit me perfectly but I found that the Strides were one of the better ones. The only issue with them was that the waistband was … Continue reading Strides #2
Charlie caftan #2
I actually made this dress last summer but I never got around to posting about it! After I made my first Charlie Caftan I really wanted to make the full length version and I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to make a garment out of Tencel for the first time. 1. The fabric … Continue reading Charlie caftan #2