Made to Work

I had one full day, and two evenings. Was it possible? That was the challenge. The goal? The following Saturday I was running a Scything Festival at my work, and I had in my head that a cropped, narrow, corduroy culotte was what I wanted to wear. Actually, we need to reverse further than that….

Overall the 2020 Nonsense – The Greta Dungarees

One of my favourite items of clothing to wear has to be dungarees. They are comfy, unrestrictive, and while they do pose some issues for someone that works outside (I have to take off my outer layers in order to use the toilet (tmi?)), they’re worth the effort, especially as we come into spring when…

Morella Pants

Slowly but surely, I am getting my wardrobe to a place I am happy with. There are still a few items that I am lacking, and definitely some items that are in dire need of replacement (ripping my work trousers right across the bum, while wearing them, hasn’t helped this situation, but that’s a topic…

Gifted: Opian Vaulion Shorts

My mum is like me: she wears her clothing until they literally fall apart. She has just received my sister’s old machine, so can now do her own repairs, but recently she asked if I could make her shorts to fit, as her current pairs do need replaced. “Well, yes, absolutely!”, I said “It would…

Ginger Jeans

Once upon a time, I looked upon my wardrobe and said “I could really do with a pair of jeans.” Woe was me, for there were no trousers within my clothing collection that had that easy-wearing nonchalance of a nice pair of jeans. There is a reason that almost all wardrobes contain a pair of…

Tigery Winslow Culottes

In this story, the fabric came first. While back at my parent’s for Christmas, I spent a day in Edinburgh touring my favourite fabric shops. Unfortunately, most were still closed for the Christmas break, but my favourite – Remnant Kings – was open and had a wonderful selection. I chose this divine viscose: Radiance by…

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…

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…

Turia Dungarees – the real deal

I just finished a pair of dungarees! This is an item of clothing that I have wanted for a really long time, but being tall I was never sure I could pull it off. This was until this year’s Edinburgh Yarn Fest, at which I spotted the most gorgeous dungarees being pulled off extremely well…

Alina Chi-town Chinos (Shorts)

Last night I finished the Chi-town Chino shorts, but they’re the first disappointing result I’ve had for quite a while. Firstly the pattern. I loved the look of it, but it hasn’t really worked very well for me, particularly with regards the waistband. The fly front insertion was the first I’ve ever done and I…