Lander shorts

I confess I wasn't initially drawn to the Lander pants/shorts by True Bias as I'm not overly keen on wide leg trousers and normally not into high waists. But then I stumbled across @sewnorth's version on Instagram and fell in love. I made my first muslin in a size 8 for waist, grading to 10... Continue Reading →

Watson bra

This is the third bra pattern I'v made - I've tried the Boylston and more recently the Jordy Bralette. They both looked really pretty but were stupidly small. With a few more tries I could probably get the Boylston to fit but I think the Jordy Bralette is just the wrong shape for me. The... Continue Reading →

Knitting the ‘Love Me Tunic’

Aside from two scarves I've never successfully completed a knitting project. I decided to start really simple and bought myself a kit from Wool and the Gang: the Love Me Tunic. It's essentially two identical panels for front and back and the same for the arms, made with a cotton hemp blend, using 8mm needles... Continue Reading →

Same pattern, same fabric – different tops

I think the Lane Raglan tee might be my new favorite top. I love the fit and look of it, especially the generously curved hem. Seeing as I still had quite a bit of organic Elvelyckan Jersey left, I decided to make myself two more Lane Raglans - one with long sleeves and one with... Continue Reading →

Barton Shorts

I saw a version of the Barton Shorts from Blank Slate Patterns shorts on IG one evening and they immediately jumped the sewing queue.  I downloaded the pattern that very night and whipped this up the next morning.  They're the perfect shorts for gardening!  I had some scraps of this Kokka print  in my stash... Continue Reading →

A double layered Lane Raglan

As part of my fabric splurge that I alluded to in my last post, I bought myself this gorgeously soft  organic cotton double layered jersey from Raystitch. I've been really happy with the Lane Raglan and decided it was the perfect pattern to show off the two sides of the fabric. Because the fabric is... Continue Reading →

Fitting the Cheyenne Tunic

Until recently the Biscayne Blouse from Hey June Handmade held its place as my favorite top. I've lost count of how many I have made. And while they do still get worn in winter with a cardigan, I've always wanted a similar long sleeve version. I've tried various hacks to add sleeves, but never been... Continue Reading →

Cartagena Cami

I came across the Cartagena Cami  from Itch to Stitch on Instagram a little while and thought it looked like a real stash buster. It's been years since I've had any new tank-tops or camis, as there generally isn't enough sunshine in London to warrant more than the few old ones I have (especially as... Continue Reading →

A more creative Linden Sweatshirt

Over the last few evenings I've been having a lot of fun cutting up fabric to create a rather fun Linden Sweatshirt for my BBF's birthday present. I had just  enough scraps from three projects to make this and really enjoyed seeing it come together. The speckled mustard sweatshirt fleece is left over from my Hudson... Continue Reading →

Dress the NHS

What started a a request from a doctor in a mutual solidarity whatsapp group, about a shortage of scrubs, has turned into something amazing: scrub hub. Hubs are popping up all over the UK to sew scrubs for health care workers - if you want to know more, have a look here: There's info... Continue Reading →

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