DIY WOOL CULOTTES |SIMPLICITY 5135

You have no idea how happy it makes me to finally write a post that’s about something I actually made! This is a very long overdue one, that I only just managed to photograph now. I’m telling you, sewing is a breeze, is the taking pictures that’s the killer! So really glad they are making an appearance on the blog at last. As you might have seen here, I do love my culottes this year! I actually made this particular project in spring, but the weather got really warm before I got a chance to document them. They are really…

DIY INFINITY ROMPER |Fine Motor Skills Alayne Romper

I am so tempted to start this post complaining about the weather, but I just won’t!  Trying to keep calm, get on with it and start sewing autumn projects. When I’m home, that is, which seems to look a lot like never. I’m living out of a suitcase of a few weeks now, travelling abroad and in the UK for work and leisure, and a few more trips still to go. So, I can only dream of snuggly warm clothes while still struggling to take pics of the last bits of summer makes.

DIY RIBBED CARDIGAN | Burda Style 10/2014 #102

Guys, it’s official, Autumn is here, so bring one the cosy sewing! Which is exactly what I did last week, with a nice wardrobe staple that’s definitely missing from mine. I think I’m going through a navy phase, as everything I’m sewing lately is in shades and variations of this colour. On the plus side, I am keeping to my colour palette, which I will tell you more about in a future post, which has navy as a main component. On the down side, navy is so difficult to photograph, so I hope these pictures will make sense at all.

Sleeveless blouse with Chelsea collar | Seamwork Addison

Hey sewing guys and gals, looks like I skipped a week, but back with sewing goodies! I’ve been doing almost nothing other than sewing this weekend, so I will have plenty to entertain you in the following weeks. Let’s get the show started with a little Addison top from Seamwork Mag. I have been lusting over some of their patterns for a while, but it was Addison that made me take the plunge and actually subscribe (that and the offer they had for Seamwork Radio podcast listeners). If you’re not familiar with it, Seamwork is an online magazine from the…

DIY PINK CULOTTES | VOGUE V9032

After a bit of a leave of absence to accommodate a little camping holiday in Devon, I finally have the pink culottes ready and photographed for you. Because everybody needs a pair of hot pink gaucho trousers in their wardrobe, am I right?

Asymmetrical poplin summer dress | Vogue 9186

  I saw this pattern a while back, but it absolutely skyrocketed to the top of my sewing list thanks to Lucy at Sew Essential and her offer to do a collaboration. I have known Sew Essential for a long time now. I often ordered haberdashery and sewing tools from them in the past, as well as patterns, but never actually considered buying fabric. So for this post, I got to browse the website for suitable fabric for a project to make this summer. BTW, if you haven’t seen the new site, I warmly recommend having a look. They had a revamp…

Sara Alm Mastering Construction (Facings & Linings) | Craftsy class review

I have been mentioning this class an awful lot, so time has come to do a proper review. No secret, I absolutely love Sara Alm, her classes on Craftsy and the concept of Craftsy in general. So spoiler alert, this is a positive review!

Raw Silk Navy Bolero | New Look 6080

July has been heavy on the sewing but unfortunately, a tad light on the finished garments front. That is because I was working on a more complicated unselfish sewing project, which was full of firsts for me, so I had quite a big learning curve to deal with, plus a very active social life, which didn’t help very much either. But all ended well, so I can go back to selfish sewing and some show & tell for you soon!

Sara Alm’s Mastering Construction: Zippers & Waistbands | Craftsy class review

After a fairly productive week of sewing, I had a beautiful pair of pink culottes to show you. Unfortunately, I wore them to work on Friday and managed to spill something down the front and they were no longer blog pictures worthy. So I am changing the tactic and bringing you the review of the class that gave me some very useful tips to make said culottes. Keep reading for my review of Sara Alm’s Craftsy class Mastering Construction: Zipper and Waistbands.

DIY JERSEY AND LACE TOP | BURDA 02-2009 #114

My life is full of trousers in various stages of completion at the moment. I have taken a break from jeans making with a bit of culottes making, and a break from that with a top, which I thought will be a quick make. But since we’re talking Burda Style here, of course, it was anything but. However, still a nice little top to show for it, plus a really cool photo shoot on top of the Shard to delight you with.

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