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Roxanne

Roxanne by Victory Patterns has been in my possession for a while now, maybe over a year. I’ve always had the intention of making it, but never really got round to it. I finally managed it after scoring this polka dot chiffon from Goldhawk Road a couple of months ago. Although this is an unintentional mash up […]

Predictable me

Me Made May may not be over yet, but I’ve already learnt a lot about how I currently dress for my lifestyle. I will go into more detail about this in my much anticipated MMM finale post, but for now, lets rest assured that I am aware that most of my wearable handstitched garments come […]

Me Made May part two

Highly sporadic picture taking, that’s the name of my game. Sunday 11th: I can’t actually remember, and I didn’t take a photo. Uh oh. Monday 12th: Plaid Archer for college. Tuesday 13th: My mystery Scout and an unblogged jacket. Wednesday 14th: An unblogged 80s knit dress I made last summer. I’m planning on making another […]

Skivvies

My second foray into lingerie sewing, and it’s been reasonably successful! This time, I used some of the newer Ohhh Lulu petterns – the Anna bra and the Ava knickers (which I can’t seem to find in the shop). I used a stretch lace from Tissu fabrics (now Tia Knight fabrics), and the elastics I’ve […]

Me Made May part one

Here’s my obligatory MMMay round up for the past ten days. Some of the pictures were really crap, so I haven’t used them. Instead you have links and some slightly less crap pictures. Thursday 1st: My first viscose knit Hemlock. Just working at home today, so nothing fancy. Friday 2nd: Red Moss skirt. Unblogged jacket. […]

Moss Making

  The Moss miniskirt pattern from Grainline initially didn’t appeal to me. I was in a knee-length pencil skirt mode. For working in an office, I prefer my hemlines to stay a bit longer. However now I work from home, and spend a couple of days a week in an upholstery workshop getting dusty, the […]

Merchant and Mills Hussif

noun sewing kit = housewife At college, part of our course involves a soft furnishing module. As someone who assumed anyone could make cushions and curtains, I learnt a lot of very nifty tricks, and predominantly the right way and wrong way to do things. Now I find myself getting upset when I see poorly sewn cushions […]

Archer number four

Fashionably late for Archer Appreciation month, here’s me appreciating Archer. This time around, out of curiosity I re-printed the pattern to the size it should be and cut. I wanted to see how it’s meant to fit, rather than me getting lucky that my first (not to scale) printed version fit really well. It’s definitely roomier, […]

Catching Up: Pyjamas

Most of my sleepwear/loungewear is pretty tatty and old and embarrassing. This Christmas I wanted to look a bit more presentable in the morning. Enter Le-Roy 3138. I’ve made pyjama bottoms before – a modern McCalls pattern – with pretty bad results. I liked the slim cut leg of these 60s pyjamas and the natty little pockets. […]

Catching Up: Grainline Studio Edition

Another Scout. Obviously. I made this a good couple of months ago. No pattern alterations, other than an inch in the length. Due to the nature of the fabric, it drapes pretty well, but it’s not as floaty as my silk Scout. A lot heavier. The material is a crepe-y sort. I bought it second […]

Making a bra, making a bra

(to the tune of Breaking The Law) Months ago, I won an Ohhh Lulu pattern giveaway, over at A Stitching Odyssey. I was over the moon as I’m a HUGE fan of Ohhh Lulu, and the thought of creating my own gorgeous underwear is a happy one. Being the procrastinator I am, and being more […]

Merchant and Mills Makers Apron

Of late I’ve been a bit absent. I am now a student again, this time studying Upholstery. It’s wonderful, and I hope I can turn it into something worthwhile. It doesn’t mean I’ve stopped sewing though, in fact I’m doing a lot more hand-sewing than ever. I just have to reign in my dressmaking habits […]

Butterick 8587 again

I’ve always really liked this pattern and planned to revisit it. I love early 1960s styles with slim pencil skirts, plus this pattern has pretty awesome patch pockets. I don’t really wear my first version as it doesn’t fit all that well and it’s pretty bold. As much as I love colour, I sometimes feel […]

Hemlock

A few weeks ago I was powering through unfinished projects, following an incredibly inspiring post by Lladybird. After a lot of hand sewing hems, I got itchy feet and fancied a quick dirty project to give me some time with my sewing machine. I made a Hemlock. As you probably know, it’s a free pdf […]

Style 2718

A dress for my holiday – using vintage pattern Style 2718. I’ve had this pattern for years, it used to be my auntie’s. She doesn’t remember what version she made, but I’ve made a few in my time. None of them have really been much cop until now. This one is made in Liberty Edenham […]