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…

Bear Rompers

More bears! After the success of the bear dungarees I made for my gorgeous wee nephew in the summer, we’ve been planning on a pair of jersey dungarees too. When I saw Marie-Fleur’s outfit for her wee boy, I showed it to Jen (Harris’ mum/ my sister) and it all just fell into place. We…

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…

Winter Moderne

I’ve talked about this plenty over the past few months, but it finally happened! I made my coat. It’s been many years since I had a smart winter coat, which means I often feel rather tatty when I would actually like to look nice. The Moderne coat by Blueprints for Sewing caught my eye a…

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…

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…