I hope you are keeping safe and healthy in these bizarre circumstances. Hopefully this post will provide you with some light relief, and a little distraction, if you are stuck indoors.
I’m here to show you my latest make, the Hayley Ballet Top. This has been on my list for things to make for some time and it feels good to finally get this done. The Hayley Ballet Top is a versatile pattern that can be made from a few different fabrics, including knits or wovens.
I’ve been very naughty and I’ve been putting off writing this blog post because this make has been a disaster and turned into a bit of a weight around my neck. This blouse (you can get the Olive blouse here) started off really promisingly. It had all the makings of a nicely fitted blouse/shirt. However, I really managed to make a pig’s ear of it and it had me seriously questioning my sewing skills. Continue reading →
Happy new year! Unlike last year I’ve decided to come up with a ‘make nine’ list to keep me on the straight and narrow for 2020. Although I didn’t complete them all, my #makenine for 2018 was reasonably successful and I wish I’d done one for 2019 but nevermind! You can read my review of my #makenine 2018 here.
Apparently, since 2012, there has been a yearly intstagram challenge called One Week One Pattern (or OWOP for short) where you choose one pattern and wear garments made from it for one week. You can choose to wear one garment and style it differently each day or choose a pattern you’ve made multiple times and wear many versions of them during the week. This challenge was originally hosted by Tilly and the Buttons but for the last couple of years it has been hosted by Sheona from Sewisfaction. You can read the blog post about it here.
I’ve never taken part in this challenge before and I’m not sure why. As internet challenges go, it can involve very little work! What I didn’t want was to sew up anything for this challenge, as November (the challenge took place between 23rd and 29th of November) was a very busy month for me!
2019 has been a shocking year for my blogging hasn’t it? I’m not sure why but I’ve lost my way with it a little, so I’m trying to get back on track by blogging about my latest make – a bomber jacket for my husband’s birthday present.
Hello again! It’s Indie Pattern Month (IPM) again over on the Monthly Stitch which always gets me in the mood for some fast sewing. The first week was ‘dresses’ week. For this I wanted to use a fabric that a colleague of mine very kindly gifted to me as it was taking up too much space in his house and wasn’t being used. He gave me 7 bags, each containing 3+ metres of quality suiting fabric, one of which was this 100% black wool made locally in Huddersfield.