One of my favourite bags had very sadly come to the end of it's life. The leather had worn out and it had developed lots of large holes. I adored this bag because it was a small bag that was so well designed - it could hold loads and I could wear it as either … Continue reading Reconstructed rucksack bag
I've decided that I adore Closet Core patterns, and the Cielo top is no exception. I made this from a washed linen in a rust colour and really enjoyed making it! Here's how I got on: 1. The fabric I have made a couple of things from this linen before. I bought 3 metres from … Continue reading Cielo top
This Ikatee pattern is a little girl's dress or blouse and I love the rustic look. I decided to make the blouse version out of a linen, and played with some Sashiko embroidery techniques to add a bit of interest. 1. The fabric I had quite a lot of rust coloured washed linen left over … Continue reading Sakura blouse
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!
For my birthday my wonderful boyfriend bought me the new Sewing Bee book - Sustainable Style! It's been written by Selkie Patterns and there are lots of great patterns in it. In particular the Jumpsuit pattern caught my eye. This is the first jumpsuit I've made (and actually it's a playsuit as I made the … Continue reading Sewing Bee Sustainable Style Jumpsuit
This was a perfect, quick happy sewing project to use up my scraps! It's a pattern from the Merchant & Mills Sewing Book and it's a Hussif (fancy name for a travel sewing kit). Here's how I made it. 1. The fabric For this I used up my left over purple linen chambray (from making … Continue reading Hussif
I live in an old house which has a tendency to become damp. My wardrobe is next to an outside wall and I don't want my lovely handmade clothes to go mouldy! So I decided to use up my fabric scraps to make these envelope-style wardrobe scent bags. 1. The fabric For the outer fabric … Continue reading Wardrobe scent bags
Guess what?! I've signed up to Sew My Style 2020 - it's a sewing challenge which each month selects two sewing patterns for you to make, and if you sign up then you also get discounts on the patterns. For January the challenge was to make either these Tania Culottes from Megan Neilson patterns, or … Continue reading Tania Culottes