I wear jeans all the time, for years I’ve bought the same pair and style from Topshop (branching out to Cheap Monday if I could get them in the sale) in mid blue and black. Every year the fabric looks worn within six months and I pledge to look for another style that will last… Read More Making Jeans
This week marks the end of London’s Fashion Week Men’s so it seemed fitting to share some menswear I have made as I dip my toe into sewing for men, (one man in particular). In terms of design I find menswear really interesting; I’m someone who likes boundaries to work within and to keep things… Read More Sewing Menswear
I signed up for Bodice Fitting Class with the Ministry of Craft because I wanted to know more about how to fit the clothes I was making beyond some haphazard pattern hashing that I’d done up until now. The beauty of making your own clothes is that you don’t have to wear off the peg,… Read More Making a Bodice Block with Ministry of Crafts
The True Bias Ogden Cami has soon become my tried and tested pattern, it is very similiar to some Topshop cami’s I have been wearing on rotation for about 5 years, the pattern is truly worth the hype and I’ll continue to keep making them. So here’s the Ogden Cami three ways. It’s a very… Read More The Ogden Cami 3 Ways
After spending hours making the Etta Dress, shamefully I have only worn it once. Even though I loved wearing it, knowing that I’d made it myself, it got me thinking about making a more wearable everyday handmade wardrobe. Before launching into buying loads of fabric and patterns, I spent some time thinking about what makes… Read More Sewing A Winter Coat
Meet Eve, she is the Sew Over It wrap dress with two variations; one with an on-trend dropped hem and fluted sleeve, the other 3/4 sleeves and a straight hem. As an admirer of Diane Von Furstenberg and her signiture wrap dress, I wanted to give this pattern a whirl in a hope it would… Read More Meet Eve. Sewing A Wrap Dress.
When I came across Tilly and The Buttons patterns the Etta Dress jumped out at me, the lemon print on the sample and the elegant cut of the pattern truly make this dress, as the title of the online class suggests, ‘a knock out’. Like most beginner sewists, I was pretty set on making myself an… Read More Sewing A ‘Knock Out’ Dress