I have a new post over at Stitch 56! We had the theme ‘sewing for loved ones’ this time around and I made my partner the Strathcona Henley by Thread Theory. Go check it out….
This cardigan has been a long time coming. So long in fact, that it pretty much killed knitting for me last year. It is the Zephyr cardi by Tori Gurbisz and it is designed to be completely seamless, knit top down using a contiguous yoke method. It’s not bad, I love that you can knit… [Continue Reading]
Well it’s months after the fact, but I have finally made another one of the items on my plan that I set a while back! Now while a month of that I was travelling, I really have been super lax on the whole ‘plan’ thing. Including my coat, that is now a grand total of… [Continue Reading]
I am so late for getting around to sewing this dress. I bought the pattern for the BHL Anna dress early last year and other stuff just jumped in front of it in the queue. My bestie and I planned to make this dress together as a sew along which added to the delay and we… [Continue Reading]
I’m back over at the Stitch 56 blog with my interpretation of the Camas Blouse, the latest offering from Thread Theory in a dainty terracotta silk. Go over and check it out…..
What’s a girl to do when she wants to sew in the New Year but has eaten ALL the mince pies over Christmas? I have to admit I was feeling a bit reluctant about getting back to sewing knowing that my tummy was a little bigger than my usual measurements. Feeling that it is… [Continue Reading]
This photo was taken on Christmas Day when my partner and I were out on a walk. It was beautiful but bitterly cold, perfect for being swathed in a warm wool/cashmere coat. The fabric for the shell was perfect, super soft and the slight nap on this fabric gave it a lux sheen. It also… [Continue Reading]
Happy New Year!! How was your holidays? I had planned on keeping the blog going through my trip back to the UK but in the end I had a long break from posting, even to the extent of taking a virtual social media holiday. I think that was a good thing though. It meant I was… [Continue Reading]
I’ve had this post in it’s composite parts for a few weeks now, it just hasn’t happened as yet another busy period comes and goes leaving me a bit too drained to pursue anything creative. My current WIP is the Style Arc Ingrid winter coat that I really want to finish in time for my trip back to… [Continue Reading]
I wasn’t sure how to model a swimsuit for the blog. I don’t think I’m confident enough to post pictures of myself in just a swimsuit on the internet just yet. Then, just as I thought I had come up with the answer to the problem however (some alcohol and a wax) Maureen the mannequin (her… [Continue Reading]
This baby is my entry for the By Hand London #Patternhackathon. The bodice is hacked from the Holly Jumpsuit and the skirt is just a self drafted straight skirt. It’s made from a massive floral print cotton sateen from Spotlight I bought ages ago. I wasn’t sure if I could pull off a crop top… [Continue Reading]