Following my first succesful attempt at knitting I was filled with beginner’s confidence and braved a jumper. I bought the Chewing Gum Sweater Kit from We Are Knitters, as it is essentially 4 rectangles all in knit stitch, sewn together into a boxy cropped wool jumper. The kit is great for those just starting out… Read More Making The Chewing Gum Sweater from We Are Knitters
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
As soon as the clocks turned back at the end of October I wanted to learn to knit. I had wholesome visions of curling up with the needles on a winters evening, and cosily walking the dog on cold days in a knitted jumper made by me. I had a few failed attempts at knitting… Read More Learning to Knit
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