The Maker’s Atelier – TheEssential Collection | review

I was eagerly awaiting the publishing of The Maker's Atelier - Sewing with style.  I have been a fan of Francis' patterns since I first met her at a Selvage fair just after the Maker's Atelier launched. The book contains 8 essential patterns, 2 of which are available as stand alone patterns.  The ultimate pencil… Continue reading The Maker’s Atelier – TheEssential Collection | review

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

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

unlined raw-edge coat | the Maker’s Atelier

On Thursday I made this fabulous pattern up in a lovely 100% pure wool fabric from Fabrics Galore.  It is designed to be made from felted fabrics such as boiled wool, this is a form of felted wool - very blanket like. Just in case it does frey I have stitched a regular stich close… Continue reading unlined raw-edge coat | the Maker’s Atelier

sewing for winter

With the rain and cold weather arriving I had been thinnking of what fabric to use to make up one of my Maker's Atellier patterns I bought at Ally Pally a few weeks ago.  I've been looking on line at Ditto Fabrics and couldn't decide, so headed off to Fabrics Galore this morning where I… Continue reading sewing for winter

Utility Coat

I've been looking for a new spring jacket, easy to slip in and walk the dogs, jump on my bike or run to meet friends for coffee.  As soon as Francis at The Maker's Atelier released the Utility coat pattern I knew this was my new coat, the patterns are beautifully made, wonderful instructions and… Continue reading Utility Coat