The Women I Sew For
If ever there was a fabric that brought an instant smile to my face, this white cotton with black dots, red cherries and green stems would be it. It looks so summery, so fresh, bursting with colour and life and a perfect illustration of the beautiful summer we’re currently enjoying in South-East England. But […]Continue Reading... 10 Comments.
A big BIG BIG thank you to everyone for their lovely comments, tweets and e-mails regarding my Coco dress version last week and being featured on Tilly’s blog today was really the cherry on top! (I’ve added a couple of new pictures below). Tilly’s Coco Pattern was a wonderful introduction to the world of […]Continue Reading... 14 Comments.
Remember your very first time? I do! It was last week, on a crisp early spring morning and the moment I touched it, I knew it felt right instantly. Why did I wait so long? I’m talking about knit fabric of course (as if it was my style to make innuendos…pfff!). Seriously, why haven’t […]Continue Reading... 28 Comments.
I’ve just embarked on my next sewing project which is the Coco Pattern from Tilly. I’ve opted for the dress option with three-quarter sleeves, funnel neck and cuffs. I really want to recreate a 1960’s style dress and I think the fabric I’ve chosen would be perfect for this: This is a black/light grey […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Let’s play a little game of decades, shall we? 1920’s: Coco Chanel invented the little black dress 1960’s: The retro dress pattern from Butterick 6582 1870’s: Carmen by French composer Georges Bizet was born on stage. Are you confused? You’re not alone. Confusion is my natural state of mind after all but it all […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
I didn’t think I would do two trousers projects nearly back to back but it was pretty much a case of love at first sight when I saw this fabric: Isn’t it gorgeous? I really have a thing for plaids lately and I love the combination of brown and turquoise. I initially intended to […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
My third dress is now completed and it makes me realise how much I enjoy making clothes for others. The Vogue dress V8766 is quite simple and I explained last time how I graded the pattern for both the skirt and bodice. The only thing I dreaded was going through the fitting stage by […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
Time for a new dress from Pattern V8766 which may be familiar to those of you who’ve signed up for an online Craftsy class called “Sew the Perfect Fit” by Lynda Maynard. That’s how I got the pattern anyway! If anyone is interested in a bit of feedback about the class, Lynda offers a variety […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
You’ve known about this handmade silk dress for over a month and you’ve read about my challenges and struggles to make it happen. Now is time for the big reveal! The dress of course but also the very special person I did it for. Here’s a little insight into Nadia’s “fantasy world”… Nadia always […]Continue Reading... 19 Comments.
It’s been a little quiet on the sewing front over the last two weeks; not because I was lazing around but because my productivity output clearly didn’t measure up with the hours I put in. On top of this, I still haven’t managed to find a fabric I really like for my winter coat project […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.