This is a story about a simple dress, that's simple to make and simple to wear - Xerea by Paulinealice patterns.The pockets really make it.Talk about busy days - so making Xerea with no zippers, buttons or closures was a lovely way to chill.Pauline sent this pattern to me as a gift.This isn't a fitted … Continue reading Xerea 1.0
The 'thing' with fantasy shows is the costume department use loads of texture techniques to create a mood for each character. Dragonscale embellishments are used in Game of Thrones to create Daenerys Targerean or Khaleesi's regalness as she becomes a queen while being the mother of dragons. So that's where I headed for my round 2 … Continue reading Dragonscale
I was given this pattern as a thank you for helping promote SIM Bundle #1.Suttton paired with Simple Skinny Jeans #comfyI didn't buy it as I've been shying away from it because this isn't my usual style or was in a rut. The key issue I wanted to resolve was its loose look with my … Continue reading Sutton blouse
When is a blouse not a shirt? Uhm. I'm not too sure but I can say this shirt/blouse got me through PR's Sewing Bee for Round 1.Can you see the stress on my face? I avoid contests where possible.This fabric from White Tree Fabrics UK, was originally earmarked for a wrap blouse, until Round 1 was … Continue reading Shirt or blouse?
In case you haven't seen the latest SIM bundle 2, here's the sale of a new stack of Indie patterns on now. The sale of these patterns (mostly knit fabrics) runs from Tuesday 1 September 1 through Thursday 10 September 10 (this week).20% of bundle proceeds will be donated to Women for Women, which helps women dealing with violence, marginalization, … Continue reading SIM bundle #2
This month I've made two Olive tops from a Liberty print provided by Minerva Crafts. Olive is my favourite peplum with two different sleeves.The print was my choice to pair with the work gear I've made using Minerva Crafts fabrics this year. It's a strong print and an equally strong cotton fabric.'I'll say the obvious - Liberty fabric is lovely … Continue reading Liberty and Olive
Yes it's Spring and I've made jeans. Simple Skinny Jeans using Sew Liberated Patterns.White Tree Fabrics provided me with this pattern to try. And I did give this pattern a good try. Firstly I tried this pattern out using a stretch woven that had some stretch. I hadn't bought the 'real fabric' yet. I did buy … Continue reading Simple Skinny Jeans