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

raw edge coat

At the weekend I made a new spring coat, its the Maker's Atelier unlined raw edge coat pattern.  Found the 100% boiled wool at Dragonfly Fabrics, its not the cheapest but is 100% wool and a joy to sew and wear.  I made 1 alteration, its 30cm longer than the original and also changed the… Continue reading raw edge coat

The Modern Kimono

The Modern Kimono by the Maker's Atelier is finished, it is such a brilliant pattern and the kit makes it super easy.  The fabric is a wonderful crepe, drapes beautifully and I'm sure my Ma will love it. I found some brilliant fine entomology pins at MacCulloch & Wallis, made smooth work of the crepe. You… Continue reading The Modern Kimono

the big easy top

the Maker's Atelier image I fell in love with the big easy top by The Maker's Atelier as soon as it came out and knew it would be perfect for the lovely wool knit jersey i bought at Skipper Stoffer in Copenhagen just before Christmas.  The pattern is designed for boiled wools & jerseys as they can… Continue reading the big easy top

Bailen Dress

Yesterday I made a super quick and easy little dress, from the liberty tana lawn I had left over from my PJ's.  The dress is called Bailen dress by Pauline Alice, free too!  It's bias cut with bias binding for straps and to make things easier I use bought bias binding. Here's the back view,… Continue reading Bailen Dress

The Hemlock tee

This is the first cotton jersey project I have been truely happy with.  The cotton jersey came from a fabulous little fabric shop in Copenhagen called Skipper Stoffer.  Its made in Denmark ,a fantastic weight and quality.  Sewing this was a delight and the Hemlock pattern was so well written, it came together so quickly.… Continue reading The Hemlock tee