Jan

22

#Blazerof2016

Greetings. And a happy belated new year to all my favourite sewists. It’s great how autocorrect changes that to ‘sexists’ every time. Actually quite appropriate for this blogpost as I am talking menswear (and how hard it is to find a decent sewing pattern for men)! A recent trip to ooobop’s blog landed me in […]

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Jan

10

The hamster(?) vest

Many moons ago, when Tim was working with Kaiser Chiefs in Japan, him and Ricky went to get me a present (so I’m told) and decided on this T-shirt. I know, out of alllll the things in Japan, they saw this T-shirt and thought of me. Was it the hamster? The face paint? The fact […]

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Jan

09

The Linden sweatshirt

Hello and HAPPY NEW YEAR. I had a sewing-free holiday season, I think it made me feel weird. I won’t be going two weeks without making something in future. I did make Tim some socks, in secret, for xmas. This was tricky as I am a slow knitter, so I ended up having to knit […]

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Nov

19

V1419 Sewalong

I have finally finished making my Ralph Rucci coat! It felt like it took forever, so I was pleased to finish it. Sometimes when you’re slogging through something, you forget that there’s going to be an actual wearable (hopefully) garment at the end of it, which is why I now feel like “oh, look, I […]

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Oct

01

The house on fire dress

  Last year, just before a last-minute holiday to Spain, I decided to do some last-minute sewing. And I had this dress pattern that I had fallen in love with, McCalls 6741. I liked the fabric they had used on the model and even though I never wear white (because I am quite pale) I […]

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Apr

22

The Archer Shirt

I’m new to sewing from PDF patterns, but thought I’d give one a go when I saw all the amazing Archer shirts by Grainline Studio on Instagram. (look for the hashtag #archerappreciation if you want to see them all). It turns out I was jumping in at the deep end a bit, as this particular […]

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Mar

06

Blue february

This is the Kelly Skirt by Megan Nielsen. It says it’s a pattern for beginners and I kinda fancied something simple after making two fiddly coats, in order to get my sewing mojo back. I used a light blue pin cord that I found in Fabworks. They had a few different colours, including a nice […]

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Mar

06

Jungle january and the curse of the wearable muslin

So. I wanted to join in on a sew along, mostly because sewing can be a solitary activity and I liked the idea of meeting other bloggers and working on stuff at the same time as others, sharing ideas etc. I heard about Jungle January and thought I’d get on board as I am a […]

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Oct

22

Week 3 of the #handmade365 challenge (in pictures)

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Oct

14

Handmade365, days 13 & 14

Another couple of hectic days over here, but I am finally sat down with my feet up (as you can see from the second photograph). Today I’m showing you a skirt and some socks. Hold onto your seats. So this skirt was one I made without using a pattern, I just traced round an existing […]

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