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
With the new year I had plans and indeed fabric and patterns ready, but couldn't muster the energy to sew. Work has been so very busy and when I get home I have just wanted to sit and do a little gentle hand stitching to calm my mind. I have finished my 'Rome' needlepoint … Continue reading sewing slump
So just before Christmas I made the monster a new dress out of some Marvel fabric and there were a few pieces left over. So instead of making a fabric bag, we decided to buy a shell and strap to make a super cool bag. The shell is from U handbag, as is the strap… Continue reading handmade handbags
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
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
Today I'd like to share this great tutorial by Violet Craft via Man Sewing youtube. Its a simple way to make a tree skirt or trouser - yep a square tree skirt is a tree trouser!
I have finally found the energy to bind my shimmering single girl quilt and now the hand stitching begins. I will be super cosy on the cold nights stitching away! The best tutorial I have found for binding is by Missouri Star Quilt Company over on you tube - Jenny is a quilting wonder! So… Continue reading quilt binding