The Shawl Collar Coat | pattern review

I've been wearing the shawl collar coat so much since I finished it and only today managed to get photo's of it after work.  So thought I'd share a review of the pattern today. Pattern: The Shawl Collar Coat by The Maker's Atelier. Fabric: wool fabric from FabWorks. Notions: universal needle no 11, Gutermann thread, sew-on snaps.… Continue reading The Shawl Collar Coat | pattern review

The ultimate pencil skirt

I decided on New Years Eve to zap up a skirt to wear out and had luckily found some scuba fabric in  Fabrics Galore's sale - I loved it so much bought it in 2 colour ways! Pattern:  The Ultimate Pencil Skirt by The Maker's Atelier Fabric: Scuba from Fabrics Galore. Notions: stretch needles, Mara 120… Continue reading The ultimate pencil skirt

sewing inspiration from film

Yesterday I saw Fantastic Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, my daughter is a huge HP fan and she was so looking forward to seeing this.  It was a great film, the costumes where fabulous!  Loved Porpentina' s clothes, so very everyday wearable and Queenie's more glamourous collection.  It was the pink coat with… Continue reading sewing inspiration from film

The Azaire

Pattern: The Azaire by GatherKits Fabric: soft drape mixed fibre Pattern description: A dress and top pattern with 2 sleeve choices, a petal and a bracelet sleeve. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes Were the instructions easy to follow: yes, well written with… Continue reading The Azaire

The Trapeze Dress

Today I finally got some sewing done for me!  Yesterday I bought the Trapeze Dress pattern in Liberty and had a plan - this morning I cut it out and made it - yipee.  It is a super simple dress, I went for the sleeveless version using this fabulous eyelet cotton fabric from Ditto Fabrics,… Continue reading The Trapeze Dress

Big Easy Top | a review

There's been some sewing going on! image from The Maker's Atelier I made the collarless version earlier in the year with an amazing wool jersey I brought back form a trip to Copenhagen and decided to make a lighter sweatshirt version with the cowl neck.  Perfect for putting on after surfing and walking along English… Continue reading Big Easy Top | a review

the ultimate pencil skirt | a review

I bought the ultimate pencil skirt pattern a little while ago and been looking for fabrics to make it in.  Planning a sequined version next once I have found some sequined fabric - thinking of a day trip to Brighton and visiting Ditto Fabrics.  I found some fabulous stripy jersey at Fabrics Galore and decided to… Continue reading the ultimate pencil skirt | a review