Simplicity 2363

I've had this fabric in my stash for about four or five years, I bought it while I was living in India and even then I knew it was destined to be the Simplicity 2363 dress. I love this pattern especially the shape of the bodice and shoulders, but somehow I never got around to... Continue Reading →


Lakeside shorts

While I was in Mexico I wore my Lakeside pajamas (pattern from Grainline Studios) every night. I really like the style of the shorts and started thinking about making a pair for day wear - something that would be casual and comfortable.  Initially I was hoping I would have enough scraps of the lovely green... Continue Reading →

Me Made May 2018

Me Made May 2018 has come and gone! In addition to wearing a me-made item every day (which I kinda do anyway), I wanted to hear a me-made item (ie two me-made items) at least three times a week. As with the last few years, leisure wear is definitely lacking from my me-made wardrobe. But... Continue Reading →

Another Moss Skirt

Last year at the Great British Sewing Bee - Live show, I discovered the amazing stall of Holland and Sherry and their most luxurious fabrics. I indulged and bought myself five fabrics, ranging from silk/cashmere blends to worsted wools. I was amazed at how relatively affordable they were but since then, have been too afraid... Continue Reading →

Moss skirt

This is the fourth project I've made with fabric from my stash - I got this lovely denim at the Knitting and Stitching show a few years ago. It's a medium/heavy weight and I just love the flecks of color. I bought it with the intention of sewing shorts, but my current RTW shorts are... Continue Reading →

Another Ostara top

I really loved my last Ostara top and decided that while I had the pattern pieces out, I'd go ahead and cut another. This time I wanted to use a Elvelychan Design from my stash. I love this print and the fabric feels just gorgeous! This fabric is a relatively recent addition, which I got... Continue Reading →

Ostara top

I loved the neckline of the Ostara top from Jennifer Lauren Handmade and already had a few fabrics in my stash that would be just perfect. I decided this blue spotted jersey I bought at Raystitch a year ago would look just lovely with the pleated sweetheart neckline. I'm on a mission at the moment... Continue Reading →

Tweed shorts

Over two years ago I promised my BFF a pair of Tweed shorts - we were on a tweed buying spree in Edinburgh. She bought just over a meter and I dutifully promised to whip her up some shorts. But the fabric has languished in my fabric stash unused, though not quite forgotten. Now that... Continue Reading →

Make your stash

Last month I had to move my fabric stash out of its nicely contained (and hidden) storage, so the electrician could do some work. It got piled up in the bedroom (as pictured) and my god does it look terrible. It really made me realise how my stash has gotten out of hand.  Every New... Continue Reading →

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