This dress has a slightly sad story behind it... I'm a huge fan of Lana Del Rey, and I've wanted to see her live for years. Therefore I was ecstatic when I managed to get tickets to see her in Birmingham this February. I love the 1970s style dresses she wears on stage, so I… Continue reading ‘The Love Witch’ inspired Wilder gown
I've been meaning to make a black, funnel neck Coco dress for a loooong time. In fact I actually attempted to make it months ago, but I took in the side seams to make it more fitted and overestimated the amount I needed to remove. The resulting dress was uncomfortable and unwearable! In a way… Continue reading A slightly austere Coco dress
This winter I'd originally planned on making a fully lined, 1960s style coat (I even bought the fabric for it!). However, I soon realised what I really needed was something basic that would go with everything. I also accepted that I just don't have the time or the energy to make such an involved garment… Continue reading The Maker’s Atelier ‘Unlined Raw-Edge Coat’ in squishy boiled wool
I tried doing the Make Nine challenge last year and failed miserably- I'd only been sewing for a few months and hadn't really settled on a personal style at that point. The (since deleted) list was full of vintage style patterns from various decades, most of which were big four. Soon after making the list… Continue reading New years resewlutions and what I plan to make in 2020!
Wow, that title is a bit of a mouthful... A couple of my recent makes combined to make the perfect autumnal Dress Like a Crayon outfit: The dress is a hack of the French Navy Stellan tee, a free pattern for a loose fitting T shirt. To turn it into a dress I literally just… Continue reading Dressing like a crayon: Stellan tee dress hack and Salut Cheri beret
Stevie #1 I made my first Tilly and the Buttons Stevie tunic in preparation for my trip to Copenhagen (which you can read about here) using a tencel twill from Merchant and Mills in the colour 'Pluto', an unusual grey/purple. This was the first time I'd worked with tencel, and since then I've fallen completely… Continue reading Two Stevie tunics, one hacked into a smock dress…
I put off sewing a batch of Nixie Briefs for weeks because I thought it would be soul crushingly dull... When I finally got around to it, I actually found batch sewing really relaxing! I thought I'd share some tips in case you want to try batch sewing for yourself 🙂 Batch sewing basically means… Continue reading Nixie Briefs and some tips for batch sewing