I don’t know about you, but one of my favourite things about sewing is the opportunity for self-expression. What we wear says a lot about who we are. The potential for this self-expression is heightened when we make our own clothes; we have unlimited choice of patterns, fabrics, colours and notions. As a bonus of […]
Browsing Tag: jennifer lauren handmade
14 finished projects! I had no idea I managed to sew this much over the course of the month. Maybe it was because April is my birthday month so I may have been more self-indulgent than I usually am. Or maybe it has more to do with the amount of fabric I currently have in […]
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.
Loose fitting garments do nothing for me. Popular patterns like The Friday Pattern Company Wilder Gown and TATB Indigo drown me. Being semi-fitted, I decided to give the Jennifer Lauren Handmade Asteria Dress a try. It seemed a good compromise between fitted and flowing garments.
The Juniper Cardigan is one of those patterns that’s been in my stash since I started sewing. It’s only taken me 9 months to get around to making one. I intentionally put the Juniper cardigan on my Make Nine list for 2021 which was a good move – if it’s written down in a solid […]
No actual sewing is being done today – although, I do have some fabric pre-washing – so I’ve decided to plot out my makes for February (with an essential red dress for Valentine’s Day included). Make 1: Jennifer Lauren Handmade Juniper Cardigan in this gorgeous modal french terry cardinal from Sew Anonymous and I think […]
This month, as we counted down the days to Christmas, the momentum picked up at work as well as with voluntary commitments so I didn’t have a lot of time to sew. Work related travel (in wintery conditions) left me too tired to be productive in the evenings. More often than not I’ve been sitting […]
The Gable dress has been on my to-make list for a while now; the only reason I hadn’t made it is that I very rarely buy jersey. However, now that I have made the Gable dress, I may well start buying it more often. The dress is a quick sew and there’s nothing all that […]