My name is Claire and I’m a coat-o-holic. I love sewing coats, because I like a challenge, I like tailoring and I even like top stitching and this coat was going to push my skills and test my patience. I drew my inspiration from Anne Hathaway looking rather fetching in this Mustard Trench and since… Read More Isla Trench Coat
2019, was the 10th year anniversary for Me Made May, an initiative set up by Sozo to encourage makers to wear items in their handmade wardrobe. On Sozo blog, Zoe speaks about how all clothes are handmade by someone in a factory normally, so she prefers the term me-made to describe clothes that you’ve made… Read More Me Made May 2019
So I’m soooo pleased to announce I have been selected out of over 600 applicants (wahhtttt!) to be a Pattern Insider for Sew Over It. Lisa Comfort and the team have developed a huge range of patterns, for a stylish, modern wardrobe, drawing inspiration from vintage silhouettes. It’s fair to say, I am a big… Read More Sew Over It Kitty Dress
For my Minerva Crafts Blog Project this month, I decided to make a Jumpsuit, and used this Indigo Chambray. It’s the first jumpsuit I’ve made that feels like my style and look forward to making more jumpsuits in the future. It has these huge pockets in the front, which make it functional, but you just… Read More Minerva Crafts Blog: A Chambray Jumpsuit
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
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.