Clover trousers 

Clover trousers 

*Happy dance, happy dance* … I made a pair of trousers!

  
So, a while ago I posted about making up a few muslins for a pair of Colette Clover trousers – I’m British, sorry, I can’t call them pants – and how I got to a fit that I was happy with. I have always struggled to find trousers that fit me well so it’s definitely a sewing goal of mine to plug that wardrobe gap.

I’ve had this pair mostly sewn up for a while, but hadn’t gotten around to sorting out a waistband or inserting the zip. I decided to spend Baby Boy’s nap time trying to finish them off, and true enough, once I got started it really didn’t take that long.

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Tilly “Bettine” top

Tilly “Bettine” top

The last few days have been difficult for me, with the loss of a dear loved one. I hadn’t realised until now, just how much sewing does soothe my soul. I’m in my early thirties and up until five months ago I’d never had a real hobby, but I’ve become so addicted to sewing that when I’ve been unable to sleep, or wanted to take my mind off things, over the last few days, sewing was all I wanted to do.

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An extraterrestrial Vogue V8997

An extraterrestrial Vogue V8997

Before I get started on the review, a bit of background to this project, if you’ll indulge me. My sister was invited to a Nigerian first birthday party, for which the parents had selected this particular African wax print fabric as the one they would get for their nearest and dearest, to make something to wear to the party. This is customary for big celebrations like weddings, birthdays etc, so all the friends and family are wearing outfits from the celebration cloth. My sister’s boyfriend is Nigerian so over the last few years she has been to quite a few of these events where she’s had to make something up to wear. In my newfound enthusiasm for sewing, I said a couple of months ago that I’d make her next one.. which turned out to be this one!

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