Tilly and the Buttons' Cleo dress must have been the most popular sewing pattern of 2017. I've seen endless variations all over social media - from the traditional denims and cord fabrics, to florals and even sequins (!) – and have been dying to create my own. Fortunately for me, a pink denim pattern pack was waiting … Continue reading Pretty in pink
Ever since the pattern was launched last year, I've been dying to make a Cleo dungaree dress. Instagram has been awash with classic and more experimental versions (the sequins are most definitely my favourite), with the hashtag #sewingcleo currently on 789 posts, and I want in on the action. Dungarees have been back in fashion for … Continue reading Sewing Cleo
My latest make is a second version of the Lottie dress I made back in December. Aside from wanting a loose-fitting dress to wear out for drinks, I'm also trying to use patterns more than once, to improve my skills and to gain confidence in my ability. The fabric The grey and pink polka-dot viscosey-crepey fabric was … Continue reading Changing my spots
As I mentioned in my last post, I can't get enough of stripes and am a firm believer that you can never have to many breton tops. Following this ethos, I decided to make my own dress using some black and white jersey fabric and Christine Hayne's Lottie pattern. The fabric Why have I never sewn … Continue reading Black and white
These trousers have been a long time coming. Back in April(!) I decided to make some striped wide-leg trousers for spring/summer. Well, it's definitely now summer and I have finally finished them! Embarrassingly, the trousers were super easy to make, and took a grand total of 3 hours to make. It's amazing what you can achieve when … Continue reading Striped trousers
As a trial run for making some trousers for Spring, I had a go at making some pyjama trousers with some cheap brushed cotton I already had in my stash. I'm hoping that the process and my measurements will help me get the fit and finish right for the proper trousers. Here's how I got on. … Continue reading Pyjama party
Jumping on the twisted and tied bandwagon, I decided to have a go at recreating Cos’ tied top.