Posts Tagged ‘fabric’

Since I started cycling to work I’ve been wearing fewer dresses and more trousers. I made a couple of pairs of jeans earlier this year to fill in the trouser-shaped hole in my wardrobe. What I didn’t make were any new tops to go with them. My one jumper has been worn so much it […]


This is a dress inspired entirely by a piece of fabric; it’s a silver and black striped jersey that Amy from Almond Rock kindly gave me at a swap. As soon as I saw it I knew it was destined for a copy of a Vivienne Westwood style I’ve been admiring for years. The original […]


There’s been a long silence from this blog. My latest project hasn’t been going all that well. It’s Vogue 8825. I fell in love with the design when it came out: the sleeves! I didn’t initially realize it was a pattern for knits so decided to make it up in the electric blue chiffon I […]


Electric blue

20Jan13

Thanks for all the kind comments on my sparkly Vogue 8866. A few people said it was more wearable than I thought; I’m not sure but I’m now on the lookout for some non-sparkly wool doubleknit to make it up again as a warm dress for work. And in the meantime I’m sewing up another […]


So I said I’d make my sister a dress for her birthday. I did this last year and I think it was a success. It was the first time I’d ever made anything for someone else so we picked a knit dress pattern that has lots of good reviews online and I’d already made up […]


I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Kat’s been running a Sewists’ Secret Santa this year. It was fun shopping for a fellow sewist. I normally really struggle to think of Christmas present ideas but this was the opposite; so many things to pick from. And here’s what Secret Santa brought me: sweets, fabric, and […]


Oooh sparkly

23Dec12

This is about a dress that is coming about purely through luck. Back in November Marie and Kat organised a blogger meetup in Birmingham. It was a lot of fun and amongst other things I came back with this fabric, a doubleknit with a metallic fibre on one side. I didn’t spot it myself; Kat […]



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