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
I bought the latest issue of Fibre Mood on a whim; I didn't look too closely at the contents, I just saw a couple of patterns I liked and thought it was good value. I decided to make the Jutta skirt first because it looked easy and had an adjustable waist, so if the instructions… Continue reading Fibre Mood ‘Jutta’ skirt
I didn't have enough handmade clothes to participate in Me-Made May this year, so I did a miniature version when I went to Copenhagen recently. I challenged myself to wear me-made clothes for the whole six days- here's how it went! These are the clothes I took with me. All are me-mades except for my… Continue reading Handmade holiday wardrobe- Copenhagen
Lately I've been drawn to skirts/dresses with longer hemlines, which made me notice a gap in my wardrobe- a long coat. The longest one I own hits at mid-thigh, which looks really weird with the midi-length styles I've been wearing. I decided to make a long black duster, which could be worn all year round.… Continue reading Seamwork ‘Quince’ duster coat
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 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