Yes, I made jeans!!! I wear jeans quite regularly, and since lockdown quite a few of my jeans are feeling a bit tighter than they used to be... So rather than go to the shops and try on lots of jeans and not find anything that fitted, I decided to have a go at making … Continue reading Ginger jeans
I haven't re-made very many patterns, partly because I want to challenge myself and keep on learning new techniques. But I have found that I wear my Saltmarsh skirt a lot. It's really comfy, looks good and is very practical. It was also my first make, so I was curious to make it again and … Continue reading Saltmarsh skirt #2!
A while ago I made a mini quilt from scraps of material. I cut them into 1.5 inch squares and created a pattern. I wasn't sure what to do with it and it's been sitting in my sewing room for a while. Last weekend I finally decided to turn it into a cushion, and Momo … Continue reading Mini quilt update
My Spoonflower jersey has arrived! The delivery took weeks... but it came just in the nick of time for my neice's birthday, with a bit of speedy sewing it worked out. Sadly I had to forego the label as they hadn't arrived. I decided to just make the T-shirt because the jersey felt too thick … Continue reading Spoonflower toddler T-shirt and blanket
In an attempt to use up scraps, I decided try quilting and I enjoyed it! I found the repetition of sewing up the squares surprisingly relaxing, and I'm happy with the end result. The fabric: I've been storing my scraps from different projects, and for this I rooted through to find the smallest pieces. I … Continue reading Mini quilt
Do you remember the old jeans I cut up into strips and sewed together, and then didn't know what to do with? Well, I decided to turn it into a pencil skirt! It's my first pattern-hack and I think it went quite well, although the denim is very heavy and it's a bit like wearing … Continue reading Denim pencil skirt
On the 5th of February 2019 (just two days away) it will become the Chinese year of the pig. I love Chinese New Year and I was born in the year of the pig, but I have been told that it isn't actually a good thing - according to my Chinese friend it means I … Continue reading Chinese New Year cat toy
Momo decided the high shelves were far more interesting than the floor. But when she got up there, she realised the floor was very far away...
My first mission on my sewing journey was to update my ironing board cover. Not too taxing a task, but a good one for motivation. I bought some fabric from Abakhan which was 100% cotton, that designed for the job. I then found Tilly's excellent instructions for how to make an ironing board cover see: … Continue reading Ironing board cover