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
The British Heart Foundation’s Big Stitch Campaign encourages style savvy shoppers to put their sewing skills to good use and personalise an item found in one of their shops. To take part in the competition you need to post a photo of the refashioned make during the 1st-15th July, giving you a chance of win return… Read More British Heart Foundation The Big Stitch Campaign