When I first started sewing, I decided to make a Tailor's ham and sleeve roll from the Merchant & Mills Sewing book. At the time I wasn't entirely sure what a Tailor's ham was used for, but it looked like a simple and achievable sew, so I went for it. I later discovered that it's … Continue reading Tailor’s hams
In Tilly's Make It Simple book, she has a pattern for a cardigan which is called the Bertha. It's a slouchy raglan cardigan design, and it has dramatic batwing style sleeves. As soon as I saw it I thought "I need to make that!", and so that is what I did. 1. The fabric I … Continue reading Bertha cardigan
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 made a few face masks/coverings for my immediate family at the start of the outbreak, but I had been too busy with work to make more. Here in the UK it is going to be mandatory to wear a face covering in shops as of tomorrow and I am currently having a short staycation/holiday … Continue reading Face coverings/masks
Wardrobe scent bags
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
My first make of 2020, and it was a lot of fun! This is a kids cardigan/coat pattern from Ikatee and I made it for my neice as a post-christmas present. I ran out of time and wasn't able to make her anything before Christmas so instead I gave an IOU as a present. I … Continue reading Grand’Ourse cardigan
A year of sewing!
For 2019 I made the resolution to sew a new item of clothing each month, and happily I have done it! Hooray! And I've made a few other things along the way too. It's been a brilliant journey, and I have enjoyed it so much that I am going to be continuing my sewing into … Continue reading A year of sewing!
To help keep my neice warm in these cold British winter months, I decided to make my neice a hoodie from the french terry fabric I had left over from my Poppy Dress. I found a lovely free pattern online and succeeded in making it Unfortunately the hoodie turned out to be too small for … Continue reading Toddler hoodie
This pinafore dress is by Jennifer Lauren and I've been wanting to make it for AGES. I recently read Norfolk Daphne's blog article about hers and I thought it looked so great that I bought exactly the same fabric! 1. The fabric: I used a Robert Kaufman cotton flannel which, as mentioned, is the same … Continue reading Pippi pinafore
Toddler T-shirt and leggings
First I sewed some dungarees for my neice but the legs were too small, then I sewed a dress for her but the chest was too small - will these T-shirt and leggings be third-time-lucky?! These were made from a free pattern provided by Spoonflower, and I'm viewing these as a test-run - if they … Continue reading Toddler T-shirt and leggings