Shona Beatha

Well, this was a wee breath of fresh air. A new-to-me couple of sewing companies (it’s a collaboration), a very indulgent sew (it’s a wee bit of a crazy make) and utterly gorgeous fabric, all combined to make a mad, wonderful, beautiful item that I love to pieces. This is the Shona Romper by Pipedream…

Carolyn: The Review

As a member of the wider Minerva Maker team, I receive emails every month or so with fabrics that they’d like showcased for their website. I’ve never seen anything that was perfect, until in October 2019 I saw The One. Read more about the story here, for this post will not be about the making…

Smartie Pants

I am sure there comes a time in most sewist’s lives where they think about the long-term sustainability of their hobby. We do not relentlessly need new clothes, indeed it is this consumerist society that has gotten society into hot water (environmental impacts of throw-away fashion), and although those of us making our own clothes…

Eastwood Pyjamas

A month or so ago, @sewdoitemma was having a stashbusting sale, and I watched with interest. It’s not been long since I joined Instagram, and I am enjoying the sense of community that comes with it – especially because I do not discuss my love for making, sewing and knitting readily with the majority of…

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…

Comox Trunks and Me Made May Pledge

It was the leftover bear fabric that did it. I asked my boyfriend if he’d like a t-shirt made from the leftovers. He said no, but he’d take a pair of boxers. My eyes lit up (underwear is on my Make 9 2019 list and boxers would be a great way of getting started!) and…

A Suki Photoshoot

Hi folks, it finally feels like spring is just around the corner, but I have one more big wintery thing to show you before the seasons change too much. Before that though, first let me show you the results of a wee photo shoot mum and I did to show off the dressing gown I…

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…

Super Suki

Well, I was fully expecting to be passing this on to a family member because I was so sure that it wasn’t very ‘me’. Instead, as part of a process that I really enjoyed, I have ended up with an utterly diving Suki kimono dressing gown that I just want to wear all the time….