Hacking Kalle

As usual, it seems I've had a lot more time for sewing than I have for blogging. Such is life, especially with Sew Up North bubbling away behind the scenes. But I have been trying to follow along with Sewisfaction’s #seweverydayseptember prompts where I can, and the encouragement to take time to sew, even if... Continue Reading →

Ashton August!

I don't know about you, but I have been hunting for the "perfect" sleeveless top pattern for quite some time. "Perfect" is quite a tricky thing to define, but for me, there are a few boxes to be ticked: It should fit nicely around the neck and shoulders, without the requirement for a strapless bra... Continue Reading →

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 sunproof swimwear

Hi there! So if you're not following me on Instagram, you might not know that our family holiday this year is a dream trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. Obviously there has been a lot of pre holiday sewing and today I want to share 4 garments made for 3 of us using patterns... 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 →

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 →

Less than basic basics

Have you ever taken a really basic, staple wardrobe item and decided to jazz it up a little? As you may be aware, I have accumulated a rather large collection of me made sweatshirts. I make no apologies for this; I enjoy the quick, satisfying nature of making them and, since I work from home... Continue Reading →

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