Parrot Costume

My son Bryn has his annual cub scout holiday camp this weekend and they are having a fancy dress party on Saturday night. The theme for the fancy dress is ‘pirates’ but my son wants to go as Long John Silver’s parrot, Captain Flint (I had to Google the name).

It was quite a luxury to have a little bit of time to think and plan my strategy, but still I wanted it to be a quick and easy make. Continue reading

Leather jacket refashion

I’m sorry but this blog post may have an aura of smugness about it because I absolutely love the finished article! If you follow me on Instagram at all you may be aware that I’ve been busy refashioning a leather jacket. I was quite excited about the project so I uploaded quite a lot of posts, so apologies if you’ve seen all this before.

My garment was specifically made for Continue reading

One pattern, two ways – Cocos

I’m getting a little behind with my blogging at the moment. I’m about to show you what I entered for the ‘one pattern, two ways‘ challenge that formed the second week of Indie Pattern Month over at the Monthly Stitch.

The idea is to take one pattern and make it twice! You could either make two identical garments or you could make different variations. The garments must have come from an indie pattern Continue reading

MIY Walkley tops

I really enjoyed Me Made May this year but it kind of fizzled out right at the end for me. I managed a different garment right through apart from the last two days. I didn’t have a single me-made garment that I felt I could comfortably wear whilst being stuck in a car for hours whilst we drove to the lake district. This identified a bit of a wardrobe gap for Continue reading

Coffee flavoured Victoria

Hello everyone. This is my second make of 2016 – A By Hand London cropped Victoria Blazer! Go me! My first make was a pair of cushions but I won’t bore you with them. I have since made some shortie PJs for the husband and I’ve started a new project so I’ve been pretty prolific for a weekend sewer. Today was the first sunny day we’ve had in a while so I’ve finally been able to take some photos of my new blazer.

I made a few resolutions for 2016, Continue reading