In real life, I find it difficult to hold my tongue. I was elsewhere when "tact" was being issued. In internet land, I try to keep things positive; shine a good light on things. But seriously? This dress was an absolute load of balls. It is the Bridgetown backless dress by Sewhouse7. I made it … Continue reading I’ve just escaped from an institution and I’m on my way to a toga party – How do I look? #sewmystyle
It is approaching two years since I started sewing. So I thought i'd take some time to reflect on how far I've come and what my new challenges are. I still don't know why sewing clicked for me this time. It's always been very high on my list of things I want to be able … Continue reading Nearly two years on…
It had never crossed my mind to even consider making jeans. I've never made trousers before, not even a decent pair of pyjama bottoms. This it how it happened! My dream wardrobe parcel arrived with some gorgeous fabric and my first adventure into Deer and Doe patterns. It was the Safran trouser pattern. There was no way I would … Continue reading Jeans…seriously, jeans! Safran part 1
Hazel's World Book Day outfit happened on a whim. I hadn't planned to make her an outfit at all, but I found myself twiddling my thumbs on the weekend and the idea popped into my head. Her favourite book is "Click Clack Moo" by Doreen Cronin. I've had it for years as I have a … Continue reading Cow Print A-line dress – My Moovalous World Book Day Make
It's mid February and my health kick hasn't gone to plan. Since eating more healthily and moving more, I've put on 8lbs. Sadly, no, that's not muscle. But I haven't given up. I won't go on about my plans here, but my Instagram feed is a bizarre mix of fabrics, dresses and women posing with … Continue reading Dream Wardrobe Adventure; Maritime Knit Top
I'm afraid this one won't last long before it heads to charity. I loved making it. It was easy to sew, I loved doing swirly top stitching and it was quick. Sad fact is, it just looks crap on! It is toasty though. I will definitely make again, but with a thinner jersey I think. … Continue reading January #SewMyStyle #toaster1 #sewhouse7
The two-month virus finally subsided about a week ago. So I'm feeling like I can get back on track, but I'm still desperately tired. I've been nursed on a few days by this angel dog that I borrow. Sometimes a girl just needs a dog to cuddle. I've managed to sew another SOI Heather. Not as good … Continue reading Dog tired. Sewing lull. Normal life TBC.
People don’t believe me at first when I say I’m not doing Christmas. I’ve “not done it” a few times now. It’s not really a bah humbug thing, but a combination of wanting to make it feel a bit more special and not allowing buying things to take over December. I do meet up with … Continue reading End of year ramble; minimalism, new year’s resolutions and sewing plans…
I made it to the end of a term of the first sewing club! Bless them, they are delighted with their drawstring bags and felt-book-pin cushions. We were sewing right to the end to get them finished, but I’m glad they get to take home two projects before Christmas. I saw so many magic … Continue reading First rule of sewing club…
Since the clocks went back I’ve been fighting a spate of winter bugs. So even if I’ve had the time to sew, I’ve been opting for my bed. I’m slowly working on H’s Christmas dress, as we’re on a deadline with that one. But everything else can wait until I feel like I can … Continue reading Sewing. Past, present and future.