I needed a ‘palate cleanser’ between a couple of big makes. Something that was uncomplicated, casual and suited to fabric that I wouldn’t cry about if failure hit. This is the Ella Top by Liola Patterns, which is available via Indiesew. I made it using this… Read More
Winter clothing is always jeans for me. I often can’t be bothered with fussy tights and dresses when the wind is howling and it’s raining yet again. So, desperate for warmer tops, I dug out some merino fabric. Being warm, breathable and lightweight, it’s the… Read More
I love colour and usually the brighter the better. But it’s entirely possible that I’ve just found my limit. This fabric is a hi-viz pink merino from The Fabric Store and it’s great for a blast of colour. It almost assaults my wintery, sun-starved eyes… Read More
This is a versatile little number that I hope will become a wardrobe staple. It’s the ever popular Belcarra Blouse by Sewaholic Patterns. Designed for woven fabrics, it features a raglan sleeve with turned up cuffs and relaxed fit with subtle shaping at the waist.
In my pursuit of finding the perfect tank top pattern, I caved in and bought Grainline’s Tiny Pocket Tank pattern. Oh man, I’m not gonna lie … it was a tough road. This pattern has some quirks and fixing them did my head in. There were… Read More
So you know that top I wore in my pleated skirt tutorial? It’s my latest attempt to self-draft a tank top pattern for myself; my first version was too snug in the body for my liking and I really wanted a more relaxed fit.
Second hand patterns are a cheap way to add to your sewing pattern arsenal. I’ll often dig through for a sleeve design that I like or a certain silhouette. I got lucky with this pattern though and loved the whole look!
This is my entry for Refashion Runway where the theme this week was “stripes”. You may want to pop over and take a look at the other entries too and while you’re there, don’t forget to vote for your fav! This striped tshirt was at… Read More
The top on the left had been such a favourite of mine. It flattered, disguised flaws and was gorgeous to wear. It seems I wore it too much though and the fabric began to disintegrate. Farewell dear friend.