The Pietra Pants pattern grabbed my interest as soon as it was released. The slim legged version shown on the pattern cover immediately made me think of a certain pair of high-waisted trousers from Zara that was all the rage a year or two ago. I loved the slim lines, central seam, and those deep[…]
This month, we finally got to take a long-awaited family trip to Jamaica! The trip had been overdue when we originally booked it in March 2020, and I’m sure it won’t surprise you to hear that we then had to postpone it due to the pandemic. Because of the surge in cases over winter and[…]
(EDIT: I discovered, in August 2021, that this post has been languishing in my drafts since January. FAIL! Anyway, here it is, for posterity, published many months later!) My previous post has all the details about the preparation and assembly of the trench coat. So, without further ado, here’s the big reveal!
As soon as I saw this pattern, I knew I had to make the trousers. I really loved the clean lines and rounded pegged shape to the legs – and how amazing does Mimi’s white version look? In this linen version I’ve slightly cropped the trousers and – forgive me – I haven’t got quite[…]
There are certain times when I make something and I know I’m really late to the party – so late that when it’s done, I hesitate to even post about it since it feels like people will have seen and read all about the pattern already and I’ll have nothing material to add. (I’m thinking[…]
January is always a time for reflection, isn’t it? Last year was a bit of a rollercoaster, emotionally, and I didn’t really get much personal sewing done – just samples of patterns that were (and/or are!) in development. As we went into winter 2021 and the Omicron variant of Covid-19 reared its ugly head, I[…]
I have a long-running ‘wardrobe wishlist’ of core, classic pieces I want to make for my wardrobe. Many of the items feature on the usual ‘capsule wardrobe’ lists – you know: a pencil skirt, cigarette pants, a smart wool coat, the perfect white shirt, and so on. In fact, my search for a classic pencil[…]
This dress was a departure from my usual style of sewing, in many ways. It features a bold, colourful print, gathered tiers, a cotton blend fabric and not even short sleeves with which to combat the office air conditioning. Let’s face it, “the office” (as opposed to my working from home setup) feels a million[…]