The first thing that struck me about the Cielo was its versatility. As I did my usual stalking of the hashtag before deciding whether to buy the pattern, I came across quite a few sewers who had made several versions of the Cielo – always a good sign – and had hacked it in interesting[…]
So I finally made a shirtdress, and boy did I pick the right one! I think this dress has now convinced me to move out of my ‘separates’ comfort zone and start making All. The. Dresses. Immediately!!
Shall we just skip the standard “wow, it has been a while since my last post!” intro? What can I say, life gets in the way 🙂 … I have still been busy making, though, and now plan to catch up on my blog posts and reviews, starting with this beauty:
The final few months of 2018 have been quite hectic for me, and I haven’t been able to eke out as much sewing time as I would have liked. However, I am very pleased to have finished two items before the end of the year – a couple of Sew Over It Cocoon Coats!
I know, I know.. I’m seriously late to the Kalle party. As I write this, the #kalleshirtdress hashtag features on over 5000 posts on Instagram. And they all look beautiful! And yet, somehow, I have shied away from Kalle for the longest time. It’s one of those patterns I find myself looking at from time[…]
I have been fortunate enough to have some time off from work this summer, and in amongst various family trips and activities I managed to fit in something that was just for me: a short course at the London College of Fashion. GREAT EXPECTATIONS There were a few courses that I’d been thinking about doing[…]
I recently had the pleasure of having a few days off work, with nothing planned other than to relax and unwind while the kids were at school. “Relax and unwind” naturally translates to “frantically plow through all my ‘life admin’ so I can get on with sewing all the things”, and I wasted the first[…]
This month I made Simplicity 8749 trousers for another Minerva Crafts Blogger Network* (“MCBN”) post. You can read about the project and the beautiful fabric on the MCBN website here, and I thought I’d give you a bit more detail here about my approach to fitting the trousers in this post.