Month: December 2015

Happy bloggoversary to me and a giveaway for you!

1st Bloggoversary

Hello sewing boys and girls, can you believe it’s been a year since I joined the sewing blogging community?!? So, fitting with the last day of the year, a recap/review is in order, as well as an anniversary give away!



Hey Georgia, naughty or nice?


BHL Georgia Black Embossed Scuba (2015) #10

Happy holidays, sewosphere! A bit after the fact, but I hope you had the loveliest time, got the best pressies and generally merrily indulged in great food, drink and laziness.

I myself just emerged from food coma after 3 days of eating, watching just about every cartoon under the sun and generally doing nothing. I even did a bit of sewing, or rather mending and tweaking existing projects last night and finally got a chance to take pictures for a second to last blog post in 2015. Last one coming on Thursday, and it will be a festive one, seeing as it’s the blogoversary and all… Stay tuned, as there will be prizes involved…

Righty ho, back to this little lady. Haaaaaaave you met Georgia? She is one of the lovelies that came out of the hands of Elisalex & Co over at By Hand London. At the end of November, I had the pleasure of meeting Elisalex at the Badger & Earl #Sewathon2015 and she kindly offered me a copy of the the pattern, as I had this crazy idea to make it in scuba (although it’s actually meant for wovens).


Queue-jumping sparkly jumpsuit

McCalls 7099 Sparkly Jersey (2015) #08_Fotor_Collage

Hello sewosphere, feeling Christmasy? I have been accused several times this week of being the Grinch – my husband even suggested I use some of the green paint from my Wicked Halloween costume to fit the part better :). So this is definitely not going to be in the spirit, although there is a bit of sparkle to be had.

This year I made two jumpsuits (a halter neck here and a culottes suit here), plus two playsuits (a beach-y one here and a silky one here). I clearly took that Jumping into June challenge serious. Btw, Chris at  is hosting a Jeans January themed month, which I have a feeling might kick off my jeans making obsession. (more…)

Me and my Bettine (or what happened at the #Sewathon2015)

Badger & Earl #Sewathon (2015) #04

As I was telling you about a few posts ago, on the 28th November, the lovely Charlotte and Sophie at Badger & Earl, a sewing cafe in Chiswick (West London), invited Elisalex from By Hand London, Rachel of House of Pinheiro, Jane from Handmade Jane and your truly to come for a fun day of social sewing in their shop. The brief was to choose a pattern they stock and fabric and make it there and then.