The Dazzling Azair

This story starts with the fabric. On our annual holiday together, my sister and I always check out some fabric stores with the aim of bringing home some souvenirs. This delicious viscose/cotton fabric came from Stoff and Stil in Copenhagen, returning home with me in March 2019. I knew I’d make a light and floaty…

Leaf Blankets

Sometimes we makers long to make something, not because we have a need of that something, but because it so absolutely and perfectly meets our dreamtime aesthetics, that our desire becomes overwhelming. And so it was with Twig and Tale’s leaf blankets. Twig and Tale have a beautiful imagery associated with their brand. It’s the…

Sashaying along in Sasha

The Sasha Pants, by Closet Case Patterns, has long been on my radar. There’s something about them, in their simplicity, that’s very appealing. To top it off, they’re made in fabric with a slight stretch. What a dream! I added them to my Make 9 2020 plans, as I’d already ordered the fabric late last…

Makers Gonna Make

The Sienna Maker Jacket, by Closet Case Files, jumped all of my queues. It was the jacket of my fantasies and at first I couldn’t get View A out of mind. But, do I really need a long-line, but lighter weight (it’s unlined) jacket? Not right now. Hence, maker’s guilt was high. One morning in…

Heads and Toes

I miss knitting. Since I told myself that I was going to spin wool to make myself a winter’s jumper this year, I haven’t knitted (or spun) a thing. It’s looking likely I’m not getting a new woolly jumper this year – a pity as I could really do with a warm layer. Anyway, before…

Fisherman’s Vest for a wee Adventurer

I’ve always loved the outdoorsy, scrap-busting aspects of Twig and Tale. Their aesthetics are just gorgeous, full of images of healthy children and adults, having fun in their beautiful hand-made clothes, in environments that are just divine (think wild woodlands, breezy coastlines and nature to sooth the soul). My nephew’s fourth birthday was approaching, and…

Pieced

Well, this was a great experiment! I loved the fabric I used to make Suki robes for my mum and sister last Christmas so much that I saved every scrap. When I tried on my Pietra Shorts with my first version of New Look 6459 reminded me about how much I liked that top, even…

Pietra Potential

I must admit that my first impression of this trouser / short pattern wasn’t very favourable: I actually plain didn’t like them. It was only when tester versions started to appear that I saw their appeal: there was something about the Closet Case Patterns styling that just wasn’t working for me.   We booked our…

Quincy, my dear

  I’ve been a ‘member’ of Sew My Style for the past year and a half and despite buying a couple of the patterns with the intention of making them, this is the first time I’ve actually made anything within the time frame. There’s a distinct gap in my wardrobe for a casual summer dress…

Panther Pants and Yoga Jumper

My love of the Avery Leggings cannot be overstated. After the success of my greys, I knew I wanted to make another pair for Scapa Fest at the beginnning of May. I also knew from previous experience that the festival could be cold and layers were important! Enter Burda Sweatshirt 022019 #111A. I first saw this…