Way way back at the beginning of September I went to the Village Haberdashery to take a fitting masterclass with Charlotte Newland. Firstly, how have I never visited the Village Haberdashery before? It is a wonderful place. Secondly, Charlotte is an amazing teacher; hilarious, knowledgeable, and was wearing an incredible dress with a koi carp … Continue reading Fitting Masterclass feat. Betty Dress
I did it! Finished my Tamarack jacket in time for Autumn. Making this jacket has been a labour of love that began way back in March, when I started scheming and planning and writing a list of all the supplies I'd need to gather- there were a lot! I think this is the first make … Continue reading Grainline Studio Tamarack Jacket
It is feeling very autumnal in London this week, but I never got round to writing about the summer sewing I did this year. I mostly made Grainline Studio Willows- a dress and a cropped tank for me, and a cropped tank for my sister. I made the same size as before- a 10 with … Continue reading A summer of Willows!
So back in March I made my amazing full circle, pink satin pineapple skirt and it might be the best thing I have ever made. At the time I wondered if I would have enough fabric left to squeeeeze out a coordinating cropped shift top. When I was invited to the wedding of my best … Continue reading Pineapple combo!
We're now a month past the halfway point in the year, and I have been doing lots of making but not so much blogging. Thought I'd ease myself back in with an update on my 2017 Make nine, to refocus myself for the latter part of the year. Make Again: Grainline Studio Willow tank- another … Continue reading 2017 #makenine update
I made another cleo dress, and 5 year old me could not be happier. I was always a dungarees kind of girl, so was delighted when Tilly and the Buttons released this pattern. I made an aubergine corduroy one at christmas, and have wanted a denim version ever since. Now all my dreams have come … Continue reading Denim Cleo Dress
I made another Stowe bag (I'm up to 3 now) for my friend Emily's birthday. I wanted to try something a bit different with this one, and hand embroider the fabric, inspired by images of sashiko embroidery. I already had lots of fairly sturdy white linen, so decided to use this and add blue embroidery, … Continue reading Emily’s Stowe Bag
I made a full circle, pink satin, pineapple skirt and I couldn't be happier. I bought this fabric back in January from Fabric Godmother- after falling into the trap of buying things based on Instagram posts. I know the solution to this is simple- just don't follow fabric shops on Instagram right? Well it's too … Continue reading Pineapple Skirt
It's taken me all of January to realise it, but for me 2017 has to be a year of a bit more self discipline. I stopped teaching back in July, and my new job is lower stress but also lower pay, and so far I haven't changed my spending habits at all! I kind of … Continue reading Sewing on a budget
January has been a month of rethinking, reorganising, and changing our flat around. After living here for 2 and a half years now, we've gotten a much better idea of what works in the space, and what furniture is actually right, rather than just what we could get for free/on the cheap at the time. … Continue reading New for 2017