Finally Autumn has arrived and I've jumped into coat making - Paulinealice Quart coat.I hope you've already read Sewmanju's Quart Coat review. Or maybe Claire's review. There are a bunch of great Quart Coats around now. Beth's reviews have lots of good.Paulinealice Quart Coat is certainly distinctive and requires good sewing skills to achieve but … Continue reading Quart Coat: Autumn
Yoshimi sent me some amazing fabric last year and I felt this jumpsuit McCalls 6969 would do it justice with a hint of lining to 'make it work'.With a bit of fabric stash diving I came up with a light weight black stretch woven for lining and some buttons. Earlier this year I made a couple … Continue reading Thanks Yoshimi
For 6 weeks on Thursday nights after work I attended a pattern-making workshop and loved it. Yep. Local community colleges are gems for learning from industry experts. Can you tell that I've finished my work studies yet? Got the certificates in their frames.Below is a simple cowl neckline top drafted using a basic block bodice. I drafted every … Continue reading Pattern drafting basics
What you're looking at is a lovely thank you card and 12 turtle buttons heading towards a jungle pen necklace. They're a thoughtful gift from the Jungle Queen herself - the lovely Anne from Pretty Grievances. She put out the Jungle call and many joined in. Everyone who did looked fabulous and Anne encouraged us to use our ideas … Continue reading Thanks Anne!