It's still quite hot and I'm sure summer ended at the end of February. Yet it's still stiflingly humid. Training in the morning outside before the sun comes up (yes I know that's crazy anyway), the humidity is so heavy even the mozzies are weighed down.Here's my version of the Summer Street dress by Pattern Review. Dress … Continue reading It’s still Summer
I've been wanting a 'dressy' pair of black jeans for a while. Minerva Crafts have the fabric and hardware so you can get everything you need in one place. The black denim from Minerva paired well with Vogue 8774.Winnie made her fab Jamie jeans last month and they look great. Kate also made wonderful boyfriend … Continue reading Minerva make – Black is back baby!
Big, puffy jackets don't suit me. But if I really want to wear one for fun what's the right length and width that I can live with? These jackets are all made using the Lekala jacket pattern that I made for the PR New to me contest.This first version is 'bolero' length. My waist isn't … Continue reading Bomber jacket – cut, sew, blog
Finding your jeans hardware is fun but can be a an exhausting search if you can't find what you want locally. Online and chatting to sewers through social media helps you uncover what's available when you're starting to make jeans. That's why I started my shorts journey - to lead me to making jeans for my next Minerva … Continue reading Jeans bits and pieces
What's not to love about a sewing pattern website that offers tonnes of patterns for $2.50 at worst? And 50c to add seam allowances?Sandra introduced me to Lekala patterns in December. I was like 'Are you sure about these patterns?' And Sandra said 'Yes. Try on this exercise top for size.' and I was like "Mmmm?" Sandra's right. … Continue reading Lekala love
Gotopatterns has a variety of patterns that are easy to make. This dress is one of those easy to make patterns and it's simple to fit too. It's designed by Andrea Pannell.Our summer has been hot and sticky and right now it's just plain humid, so this dress has been a go-to weekend dress that … Continue reading Simply lovely dress by ‘Go to patterns’
This cute top was the second time I made up with the pattern to go with my Raven shorts.This is the test version using a Charlie Brown remnant knit from Pitt Trading.I love how this knit has is a bold print in dark colours. A sense of the dramatic maybe. I have a few more … Continue reading New top. New look 6940