Browsing Tag: charm patterns

August 2021 Sew Diary

I can’t believe August is over already. I’ve already noticed the evenings getting darker soon and with that chill in the air it’s evident autumn is on the way. I, for one, can’t wait. I’m not really a sun lover so the few weeks we had of heat and sunshine are something I’d rather leave […]

July 2021 Sew Diary

I almost forgot about my sewing diary this month – and it may well be my last month featuring summer clothes. I’m moving on to autumnal shades and patterns now. Peppermint Magazine Paddington Top As you know, most of my makes are dresses so it take something special to make me want to make a […]

Charm Patterns, Gardner Top

I made this pattern back at the start of May along with Sally (@theyorkshiresewist) who shares my love of vintage styles. Just like any of Gertie’s patterns, the Gardner deserves a place on the blog. It’s definitely a spotlight look. Named after the beautiful Ava Gardner, this yoke top could easily be dressed up or […]

May 2021 Sew Diary

It was a pretty dismal May, until this weekend. With the weather having me at home more often than I would have liked, I managed to create quite a few garments. The Me Made May challenge was running this month – it’s been going for quite a few years but it’s the first time I […]

Skipper-eta

I was on a roll making basics for my wardrobe over the last few weeks, including a few bodysuits after Gertie released her Skipper pattern on Patreon last month. Skipper is both a bodysuit (check out my post on the history of the bodysuit here) and dress pattern and while I’ve made three top versions […]

May Sewing Plans

I’m still recovering from the shock of how many garments I made last month (14!) and I doubt I’ll be half as productive this month but there are a few pieces I am intent on making. At the same time, it is Me Made May – I love a good Instagram challenge but I’m not […]