It has been quite some time since I did an actual blog post, and it feels like so much has happened since my last one! Life gets in the way.. But in amongst all the mayhem, I have, of course, still been getting my sewing fix here and there.
One recent make, which I was pleasantly surprised by, is McCalls 7601.
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I realised I hadn’t blogged my Winslow Culottes, despite having made two pairs now and considering both of them absolute staples for holidays/sunshine. So here goes! Continue reading “Winslow Culottes”
The end of this year has been a manic whirlwind for me, with my sister’s wedding taking place just before Christmas and a whole lot of running around to do for that.
But I did find time to make the Elisalex dress by By Hand London, not once but twice! Continue reading “Elisalexes”
Another month, another Minerva Crafts Bloggers’ Network post!
This month, I chose a gorgeous felted floral fabric and made a Burda bustier peplum top – which doesn’t even require much fabric!
Continue reading “Felted floral fun!”
Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the Handmade Fair for the first time, having (unbelievably!) won a pair of complimentary tickets from Sew Over It on Instagram.
I had arranged to go with a sewing friend of mine, but when the day arrived, she wasn’t feeling well enough to attend. Undeterred, I went by myself – and loved it.
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For this month’s Minerva Crafts Bloggers’ Network post, I finally got around to making another Sew Over It Pussy Bow Blouse, and it reminded me how much I liked this pattern the first time around! I paired it with a pair of trousers made using Vogue v9189, a reprint of a vintage (circa 1960!) Vogue pattern.
Continue reading “September Separates”
Last month’s Minerva Crafts Bloggers’ Network project was this duster coat in a burgundy cotton drill, that I made for my sister.
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For the first time ever, I made the same pattern twice, literally back to back.
I was so happy with my first Sew Over It Coco Jacket that I went straight on to make another one from a black Linton Tweed wool that I’d been holding onto for exactly this purpose.
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I tried out the new Sew Over It Coco Jacket pattern. My verdict?: Continue reading “SOI Coco Jacket”
I feel like I have been searching for a long time for a great cami pattern. Recently I decided to try one that seems, from ‘sewcial media’ – sorry 🙂 – to be both extremely popular and very flattering. Here’s my version of the Ogden Cami by True Bias:
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