Avery Leggings

This is my first foray into sportswear, and although I had intended on sewing these for Sew My Style 2019 (January), I was really nervous about starting! One night, needing to sew something/anything, it just felt right and so I finally took the plunge. You may have already worked it out, but these are the Avery…

Fasting

As my sewing picks up pace, this is the year that I really want to think about what I’m making and why I am making it. There is so much needless waste, and so this year I have challenged myself to having a Ready to Wear Fast. This takes the form of me restricting myself…

Tartan York Pinafore

As soon as the York Pinafore was released by Helen’s Closet I knew I would make it one day. It is such a perfect pattern, and I knew it would fit into my world very nicely indeed. Well, I’ve just completed my first version and I can honestly say it’s love. The fabric is one…

Handmade Christmas – Suki x2

Review of Christmas presents: Mum and Mhairi, please don’t read! After making my own Suki Kimono, I wrote about how my mum deserved one. She has borrowed my Dad’s dressing gown after her bath for as long as I can remember, but I know she’d really enjoy having one for herself. I can’t quite remember…

Christmas Crafting

A handmade Christmas, what could be better? Well, if you give yourself a little bit more time than I gave myself it might be different, but as it was, I did rather challenge myself with the amount of work I created for myself in December! Of course, for most of these things I knew what…

Musings of Secret Sewing

As the secret sewing has ramped up, I thought I would share a couple of wee things I’ve been learning from sewing these past few months. Firstly, this hobby is fantastic. It’s truly wonderful to be able to create useful and functional things, as well as items that are more out of the ordinary. It’s…

Playing with Fire

A non-deliberate sewing hiaitus has caused itchy fingers here, chez Heather. I ordered a new sewing machine after some deliberation, but was holding off on starting a new project until it arrived. Well, it’s a pre-order, so it’s not even released yet! Thus, I am projectless. I am knitting (of course) but not sewing, and…

Wrist Warmer Grail

To have a reliable t-shirt pattern is like gold dust and this pattern is an absolute favourite. I wear jersey tops most days, which means that my previous incarnations of the Grail are some of my most worn items of clothing. Both are holding up to the rigors of life really well, and I’m delighted…

Autumn and Winter Sewing Plans

When not sewing or otherwise creating, a fair portion of my time is taking up dreaming about sewing or creating. This lovely daydreaming planning is even more urgent since I moved to the islands as it’s no longer simple to nip into a shop and buy a new bit of clothing. With this in mind…

Bear-y nice Frankie Dungarees

I’ve been making for someone else recently! I am feeling very virtuous and selfless (ignore my wee break into selfish sewing to create my Geodesic!) and I am utterly chuffed to bits with the finished result. These are the Frankie Dungarees by Two Stitches, a small pattern company that sell their patterns through John Lewis….