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 […]
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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 […]
I have several Adrienne blouses in my wardrobe – it’s a classic pattern. You can find my previous post on the blouse here. Three pattern pieces makes it a very simple make but such an effective one with the billowy sleeves. As much as I love the pattern, I find that I do not reach […]
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 […]
I’ve discovered a real love of the square neckline so I’ve chosen 15 of my favourite patterns to share with you. The original list had almost 40 and it was no mean feat creating this short list. If you manage to get to the end of the list you’ll find a self-indulgent (but brief) history of the square neckline in fashion.
This is a delightful pattern; from cutting the fabric to hemming the blouse, this is achievable in not much more than an hour. For this reason, I think I have found the ultimate palette cleanser. The Adrienne blouse is a wardrobe staple – for me, separates are a whole new ball game as I tend […]
New month, lots of exciting sewing plans. I have slowed down in the garment making lately – when the pandemic first hit and we went into lockdown, I was on fire when it came to sewing projects but I’ve slowed down a lot over the last few weeks, for a couple of reasons: My social […]