Vintage joy (and frustration!)

I want to share two makes with you today, both different versions of the same pattern. I made the first as a (surprisingly wearable) toile and the second out of some seriously precious fabric which has been in the stash for a couple of years. The pattern in question is the Sew La Di Da... Continue Reading →

Sewing for the tropics!

Hi there! So it's been a quiet month on the blog but I've actually done quite a bit of sewing. A lot of it has been social sewing, which I intend to blog about separately, but I wanted to blog this particular pattern before the Sew Together For Summer deadline passed. Tomorrow (!) Pattern photography... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Me Made May

So, Me Made May is over for another year. Did you take part? Or did you just browse the #memademay2019 on Instagram and find lots and lots of inspiration? Me Made May is my favourite challenge of the year as it has been the one which has really helped me tailor what I make to... Continue Reading →

Finally, some Burnsides

Hi there! Today I want to share with you one of those fabulous projects where the reality is every bit as good as you hoped it might be; and how often does that really happen? I have had the Burnside Bibs on my mental radar for well over a year now. There are so many... Continue Reading →

Me Made May 2019

So it's that time of the year again: May is rolling around and, to distract myself from another birthday, I'm signing up for Me Made May. Joking aside, Me Made May has been a big part of my sewing year for some time now. The first time I signed up, I had nothing like enough... Continue Reading →

2019 Make Nine

I know. It's February, what's going on with setting up a make nine at this point? I didn't feel like setting any goals or targets for the year in January. There's been all sorts going on that have made it hard to find positivity or to plan longer term. But I feel brighter now; is... Continue Reading →

Landers great and small

Hi there! So I'm back from my holidays and feeling very relieved to have got home to some more sensible temperatures, after nearly dying of heat exhaustion in Italy.  I jest of course, but genuinely, I am not designed for daily temperatures over 35 degrees combined with high humidity! Anyway, I have some blog catching... Continue Reading →

Dungarees for Minerva

Hi there! So this post was actually written quite a while ago, but was written for Minerva so the date of publishing was down to them. There's been a continuing theme around here for some time of learning to properly fit trousers to my obviously slightly unusual shape.  This make was one I think of... Continue Reading →

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