bank holiday weekend sewing plans

A long weekend awaits and I have plans for carving out a little sewing time, as well as fun with my daughter and friends.  First make I have to finish is the Lakeside pj's, pattern by Grainline Studio.  We bought the fabric, thread and pattern from Purl Soho last summer while on holiday in New… Continue reading bank holiday weekend sewing plans

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