The eternal quest for a mid season jacket was not as eternal as I had expected. I had high standards, I wanted a country mouse coat that looked like a city mouse coat (if you’re confused google the country mouse city mouse story). Or in plain English it needs to be functional and pretty. I… Continue reading In da hood
I’ve made plans many times before… I have very rarely stuck to these plans. In fact on average I make two out of every five planned items. I don’t know how different this list will be, but I’m trying to at least keep it to a manageable level. Plus only add things I will really… Continue reading The winter collection
I’ve been following the Instagram sew photo-hop over the last month. I love getting an insight into the sewing habits of other people… their sewing spaces… things they are particularly proud of. I don’t tend to join in because my working week is so full and sometimes hard work, that I don’t think I could… Continue reading A brief history…
Ok small confession. I made both of the items you are about to see before my summer holidays. I made them when the weather was piping hot, and as soon as I returned from holiday the weather took a downhill turn. I’ve been trying to take blog photos as I wear the items, and while… Continue reading Levelling up!
You guys know me… you know I love me some cosy snug clothes… well get comfy, because this is a tale of fate and possibly my most favouritist thing ever that I made ever. Back in the summer holidays I did a spot of fabric shopping in Fabricland (Reading) with my early sewing teacher and… Continue reading Cosy wear… the story continues
Remember that high-low hem obsession that started with the Scout tee? Of course you do! I only told you like a week ago! Well hold onto your knickers people (unless you’re in a public place… those who are, are welcome to hold onto their hats, or other headwear)… this version involves an even more dramatic… Continue reading The high-low hem… the final chapter?
Even though this is part II this is actually where it all began, this dipped hem fixation I find myself gripped with. I blame this very pretty poly crepe I found on eBay with birds on it! A fabric like this certainly requires a very simple pattern, let the fabric do all of the talking… Continue reading Dipped hems part II