For my Minerva Crafts Blog Post this month I used the notorious Tilly and the Buttons Stretch Book to make a Joni Dress from black and white crepe scuba. Pattern: Joni Dress from Stretch Fabric: Monochrome Scuba Crepe from Minverva Crafts Notions: Swimsuit/ Clear Elastic to stabilise the seams Modifications: None. Fit: Great, very flattering. Difficulty: Advanced beginner.… Read More Minerva Crafts Blog: Joni Dress in Scuba
Since I started sewing, by default I started becoming more and more interested in textiles and surface pattern. Right at the start of this blog I experimented with surface design, but I was put off because I felt print design meant Laura Ashley style flowers, and I don’t often wear florals, so I thought it… Read More #100daysofPatterns
There is an amazing, inspiring, creative community on instagram with designers, illustrators and makers all sharing their work. To inspire and encourage new work challenges are a great way to step out of your comfort zones, plus it’s a great way to get a body of new work with the gentle push of a few… Read More #Portrait Challenge 2019
It’s the first day of spring, and it’s time for some (as always) over ambitious sewing plans for the new season. I’m big into the concept of a capsule wardrobe. I don’t want to start from scratch and sew a whole new wardrobe, but instead I want to create a few new pieces that I […]
The reason my family clubbed together to get me an entry level sewing machine was because I’d murmered something about being interested in sewing some cushion covers and blinds for our new flat. 18 months later following serious procraftination, with a coat, a pair of jeans, a lined jacket, countless skirts and dresses, I finally… Read More Sewing for Interiors
It’s all well and good making posh frocks, I am guilty of this, Etta and Eve dresses hang proudly in my wardrobe. Sadly my lifestyle calls for these to be worn only on the odd occasion, and considering the investment per wear, I set about making an everyday, wearable wardrobe. My starting point was The… Read More Sew Over It. City Break E Book. My Capsule Wardrobe.
For my Minerva Crafts Blog project this month, I hacked the Eve Dress Pattern, into a wrap blouse, I like to get the most of a pattern and I’m pleased to say my first pattern hack was a success. Pattern: Sew Over It Eve Dress Fabric: Georgette Fabric Notions: None. Modifications: Bodice from the packet… Read More Minerva Crafts Blog: Eve Dress Hack Wrap Top