This year I decided to make myself a 'birthday dress', as the start of what will hopefully be a new tradition. I'm not big on fancy party dresses though, so I wanted something I could wear year round, but that was still a little bit special... I bought Breaking the Pattern as an early birthday… Continue reading Striped ‘Sade’ dress (From Breaking the Pattern)
If you've read basically any sewing blog before, you've probably heard of Goldhawk Road... If not, it's a street in London which is pretty much lined with fabric shops- heaven! Up to last weekend I'd never been before, but it's my birthday soon and I thought a fabric shopping trip would be a lovely treat.… Continue reading Goldhawk Road trip and fabric haul!
I can't believe I managed to go over a month without making a Tilly and the Buttons pattern; that must be a record for me! I couldn't resist making the Stella set though, as I desperately need more cosy clothes to wear around the house. Here's how it turned out: (In my natural habitat of… Continue reading Super comfy ‘Stella’ set (From TATB Stretch book)
I made the original version of Sarah Kirsten's Morning Glory top a few weeks ago, using some cheap polycotton, and really enjoyed the process of making it. Sarah gets you to draft the pattern yourself, straight onto the fabric, based on your own measurements (so it's guaranteed to fit perfectly!). The original top Whilst I… Continue reading Sarah Kirsten’s Morning Glory top- Wrap hack tutorial
When I made my own bikini a couple of months ago, I overcomplicated the whole thing; I chose a pattern specifically designed to give extra bust support (when I really don't any support at all) and struggled to make it fit my smaller bust. Luckily I learned from my mistake and tried to do the… Continue reading Evie La Luve ‘Darcey’ bra
I've had the Tilly and the Buttons Stretch book for a while now, and I've finally got my act together and made something from it! I found this gorgeous jersey in the fabric shop Like Sew Amazing. I think it's from Art Gallery Fabrics, but I'm not quite sure. Anyway, it's super soft and drapey,… Continue reading Flutter sleeve ‘Joni’ dress (From TATB Stretch book)
I'm always trying to challenge myself with my sewing, and a couple of months ago I decided swimwear would be my next challenge! We were going on holiday soon, and as I rarely swim in my day to day life it seemed like this would be the only chance I'd get to make a swimming… Continue reading Sewing my own bikini! (Closet Case patterns Sophie swimsuit)