My ambitious plan was to make this Anna dress on New Year’s Eve and wear it to a party that night. The sewing bee contestants could do that four hour turnaround time no problem. Me? Nope. Just two months later.. here it is.
Unlike my first Renfrew, the sizing of this one was, as Baby Bear would say, just right. Continue reading
This was one of the first dresses I made and it quickly become both a favourite and the most worn dress in my wardrobe. I love the retro vibe. It’s also so comfortable. And check out those cuffs! And the gorgeous collar. What’s not to love.
Make yourself a Missoni scarf in just 45 minutes! This is Sarah modelling her gift.
I had been searching online for a pattern for this gorgeous Missoni fabric and came across a tutorial for an infinity scarf. Continue reading
Presenting - the Washi!
I had been intending to make a maxi version of this until the sudden arrival of Autumn forced a re-think. This was actually a good thing though because I wasn’t completely clear on how to do it, despite Rae’s online instructions.
I came across this great blog post by Corrinea about a self-draft bias cut skirt and decided to try it with one of my London fabrics. She’s titled her post “Don’t be afraid of the bias skirt!”. I glanced over it and was impressed with the simple, clear instructions. This project followed hot on the heels of the cardy wrap copy (post to follow) and I was enjoying my off-piste adventures. Continue reading
I’ve had the happy fortune to find myself in London a couple of times recently. Top priority of course – checking out fabric shops. Continue reading
With the other quarter-made wool dress still languishing in a drawer, I’ve embarked on a new project. (That’s the trouble with a tricky pattern. It’s easy to tire of it, with the endpoint seeming so far away, and look around for a quick win elsewhere.) Continue reading
I love tweed so I went in search of it at the RDS Stitching and Craft Fair. As Aoife said, we liked one of Magee’s Full Bundles range so bought one between us. At a half a metre per piece, they’re each just enough for a short skirt. Here’s my choice.
The red vintage wool dress was proving more work than I had anticipated (there’s a surprise), so I decided to divert to the pink tweed for a quick win. Continue reading