Oops! I missed a week there didn’t I? Work has been a bit mad lately and has left me no time for blogging, or reading other blogs for that matter. I shall try to be as quick as possible as I have two week’s worth of garments to get in!
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th May
I started the second week wearing my Simple Sew Chelsea skirt and my Molly top made a return. On Wednesday 9th I took over the Simple Sew Instagram account so I made sure I was wearing it from head to toe! I wore my Pussy Bow blouse and the unblogged-because-it-was-a-pattern-test High-Waisted trousers! I then reverted back to my stripey Walkley top from MIY Collection, and teamed with the last thing I made in April – The Arielle Skirt from Tilly and the Buttons. I shall be blogging this soon. Friday I wore my un-blogged, but often worn, sleeveless top from the GBSB third book. On Saturday the 12th May I went on an old lady bus tour to RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate and I wore my Simple Sew Colour Block Top. Apologies for the dodgy selfie where you can barely see the top but I felt ridiculous photographing myself!
13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th May
On Sunday 13th I slobbed around in my Molly top and my newly fixed Safari skirt by Sew So Easy. On Monday I kept the Safari skirt and paired it with the Simple Sew Jersey top. Another Simple Sew make for Tuesday but this time the Stylish Shell top. On Wednesday I wore my beloved Archer by Grainline Studios. On Thursday the weather had cooled right down so I wore my Delphine Skirt from Love at First Stitch by Tilly and the Buttons. I also wore my Deer and Doe Luzerne Trench coat.
18th, 19th, 20th and 21st May
On Friday evening we went for a stomp around the beautiful Scarborough countryside. I wore my Archer again. On Saturday it was the turn of my Simple Sew Zoe dress. Sunday was spent gardening in my Arielle skirt and my Molly top. Finally, at the end of week three, I wore my Pauline Alice Cami dress.
Phew! There’s only a few days left of May but I hope to blog the last week and a bit soon. 1st June if I’m lucky!
Hello again! I’m back with another Simple Sew blog post to show off my new Lapwing trousers. This pattern would make a great first trouser pattern. They are a loose fit so that would be one less thing to worry about. The Lapwing trousers are a casual trouser that have a drawstring waist. If you would like to follow a tutorial to make these you can read this one written by the Wardrobe Architect. Continue reading
For March’s Simple Sew make I chose a pattern that I’ve had in my pattern stash for quite some time. It is the Chelsea skirt. This skirt comes with several other patterns including a blouse and a pair of trousers too. This skirt has been in the back of my mind for some time, especially once I realised that I had only made myself one skirt last year and that is a fancy one (here) that doesn’t get much wear!
For my birthday, back in October, my good friend Sacha bought me a fabulous pattern! It was the Deer and Doe Luzerne trench coat pattern. It is rated as an intermediate sew and it is a meaty sew! I was very excited to get started but at the end of 2017 I had other sewing commitments so I couldn’t get going until January.
Happy New Year! I can still say that can’t I? I like to take stock each year and think about the projects I’ve done. Just like last year I’ve produced an infographic! (It’s very similar to last year’s – I just switched a few bits around!). Continue reading
I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while. You can tell I’m not at work at the moment – plenty of time to write stuff!
A couple of months ago my daughter and I made a bit of a pact about starting a bullet journal. What we did was buy some super cheap note books from Lidl and made to-do lists in them. I was amazed to find how this kept me on the straight and narrow, including finishing off some very long-running unfinished objects! Continue reading
Hello everyone! This month’s project is a nice, easy one and it’s perfect for using up fabric leftovers! I was so pleased that I managed to get the Stylish Shell Top out of my fabric remains!
The fabric is a reversible fabric that was bought at Lucky Fashions in Dewsbury. I did buy it with a plan, which was fulfilled (read about it in this post), but I still had a fair chunk left over. This was over two years ago now and it feels good to get rid of it from my stash for good! Continue reading