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[…]
Category: Self draft / Pattern hack
The Dressmakers’ Ball dress
Thought I’d share a quick post on my dress for the inaugural Dressmakers’ Ball which was held last month in Leicester. This was an event at which the idea is for dressmakers of all abilities to be able to make themselves a fancy dress and spend a nice evening at a dinner dance with other[…]
So, two things: I became a member of the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network! and My first project for them is a self-drafted black cashmere wool blend coat.
Black tie gown – Vogue 2251
Happy New Year to you all! Hope the new year brings lots of joy and sewing, sewing friends 🙂 Today I’m finally blogging my last make of 2016, a lace and satin gown I made for my firm’s black tie Christmas party. I’m really pleased with how it turned out and a couple of people[…]
Cotton duster coat
Last month’s Minerva Crafts Bloggers’ Network project was this duster coat in a burgundy cotton drill, that I made for my sister.
Le Cropped Trench
The trench coat is one of the first things I think of when I think about classic French style. I have decided I need some me-made trench coats in my life.. largely inspired by my good sewing friend Bianca who made not one but TWO gorgeous ones recently (read all about those here and here).[…]
Well! Boy, I have been remiss! Has it been THAT long since I posted?! Eek. It has been a whirlwind few months and I’ve missed posting my makes here! If you’re with me on Instagram though, hopefully you’ll have seen some of what I’ve been up to. I have been practising the art of self-drafting. It’s[…]
Tie-strap Silk Cami
I’ve had this amazing ivory linen from Guthrie & Ghani in my stash for some time now, so when I realised I have a party coming up with a “white and denim” dress code and couldn’t find anything I wanted to wear to it, I decided to take matters into my own hands. It’s[…]