Last week I created what is now my favourite smart-casual outfit! (Until my next make, no doubt. Fickle?! Me?!) It consists of an Itch to Stitch Beausoleil Cold Shoulder Top and Sew Over It Mia Jeans from Lisa's My Capsule Wardrobe eBook. I started making the Mias a couple of weeks ago, but broke off… Continue reading Two makes, one outfit
Eve is a full wrap dress with a tie waist and is designed for feminine, drapey fabrics and comes with two sleeve options - floaty and short, or straight and elbow length - and either with a dipped or straight hem. I’ve seen some glorious Eves on Instagram in fabulous floral prints... but I already… Continue reading Sew Over It Eve Dress
I’d wanted to take part in #SewTogetherForSummer but, because of my injury, I’d been unable to get in my sewing room for a while and had pretty much given up hope of participating. Then Sew Over It released the Penny Dress last week and I fell in love with her, so, as I’m a bit… Continue reading Perfect Penny – Sew Over It Penny Dress
I've loved Sew Over It's ultimate shift dress for a couple of summers now and have made several sleeveless versions, always lined in the perfect nude rayon from Sew Over It https://sewoverit.co.uk/product/rayon-pastel-nude/ Using the lining makes for a much nicer dress which glides better over lumps and bumps and does somehow, help stop as much creasing… Continue reading My Ulimate Summer Dress and the Vaporetto version
I’m back! Well, kind of. It’s now nine weeks since I ruptured my Achilles and, as you’ll see, I’m wearing my big ol’ clodhopper boot. Two weeks until I see the consultant, and I can now mostly fully weight-bear in my boot and I’m *almost* walking without my crutches, so I can finally hobble around… Continue reading Sew Over It Kimono Jacket
I purchased the Megan Nielsen Flint shorts and wide leg trousers pattern as soon as it was released, along with the fabulous Rowan pattern. How I had not heard of this indie pattern company before is unbelievable, I really must do more research in future and not just stick to my trusty favourites. Both patterns… Continue reading Flint culottes
Bonjour! I’m still laid up with my ruptured Achilles, so I can’t sew at the moment, however… here’s one I made earlier! It’s the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top that I made into a polo neck (pre-injury). I’ve made the Agnes a few times before and I think it’s a fabulous pattern, with plenty… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Top Polo Hack
My husband has searched for many years for waistcoats but being 199 cm tall has never found one long enough in the body. Some months ago, as we had an invitation to a wedding, I used the opportunity to actually make one for him. I was impressed that he was quite keen on the idea… Continue reading Something to keep the other half happy, to prove it’s not all about me!
The Rowan pattern from Megan Nielsen was released a few weeks ago and after seeing it on The Foldline, I knew it had to be added to the sewing list. Firstly, I have to say Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top has always been my go to pattern for jersey tops but this pattern comes… Continue reading Rowan is my new Agnes
Hello, lovely readers. I'm writing this post from my sofa while I rest my leg: I'm on crutches for at least 10 weeks, as I ruptured my Achilles tendon playing in a badminton match last Friday - owie! - though on the plus side, my pink cast is rather fabulous! Anyway, I'm absolutely delighted to… Continue reading Please vote!