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 […]

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. […]

In which I complete my first adult cardigan, and my second major adult knitting project. Granted, it is cropped with three-quarter sleeves, but it’s a cardigan no less. The pattern is Andi Satterlund’s Marion, and like Chuck, is an easy to understand pattern, and a relatively quick item to knit. I followed the pattern for […]

  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 […]

More knitting for little people. I wanted to send some gifts to my friend’s baby boy, but this also gets me in on the sewalong of sorts that Leah from Struggle Sews a Straight Seam is hosting. My friend lives in China, and I didn’t know that she was having a baby until the last minute, so these […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

In which I tell you all about the woes of being a student, working part-time, having no money and a little bit of an addiction to buying sewing patterns. In a bid to be more sensible, I’m selling some vintage patterns on Etsy. They are all pretty varied, and the shop is pretty shoddy. See […]

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 […]

Happy 2014 everyone! In no particular order I’m going to try to post my backlog of finished projects as speedily as I can. First up, a hat. This was knitted using up the last of my Drops Big Merino yarn I bought for Chuck. This yarn is way more suited to a hat than to […]

As the year comes to a close, I realise how many projects I’ve been working through these past couple of months. Too many to document successfully. Winter light is minimal, and is not good for photographing. Particularly in my dim flat. So at some point I will get round to them, but rest assured I […]

(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 […]

  Note to self: don’t get too boisterous about what your sewing machine can and can’t handle.

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 […]