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 →

A baby quilt

Back in December, while I was visiting my ma, she helped me make a baby quilt for my friend. And now that the baby girl in question has arrived - happy, healthy and ready to meet the world, I can share the quilt. To begin with I was using nine different fabrics. Eight of which... Continue Reading →

Another D&D Givre Dress

With no money and little time, having a new dress for my eighth wedding anniversary this month put me in a sewing quandary. I could of course wear something I've already got, but nothing seemed quite right. So I set out to carefully search my fabric stash  and comb through my patterns, hoping that I could... Continue Reading →

Finlayson Sweater

I've been meaning to make the Finlayson Sweater for G for over a year now. I got him the pattern as a 'Christmas promise' last year and a year ago I even had the fabric and thread required! But it kept slipping down my list of priorities.  I decided to make version 1 which features a... Continue Reading →

Home furnishings & accessories – for the dog

Poppy is a rescue hound, who we got through All Dogs Matter London just over a year ago. The moment we saw her, we knew she was the dog for us. And within two days she was ours! As a result of how quickly it all happened we never had time to buy her a... Continue Reading →

Pattern hack

I'm pretty excited about this project, a pattern hack bringing together various elements I love from different patterns. The fabric is 100% tencil twill I got from Blackbird Fabrics. Tencil has been popping up in my various social media feeds for a while, but its a the first time I've worked with it. Having ordered... Continue Reading →

Deer&Doe Givre Dress

After making the Givre top ( Version B sleeveless, with a scoop neck)a few weeks ago, I was pretty excited to make myself the Givre Dreess. I combined the aspects of version A and B which I liked most: the higher neck and 3/4 sleeves from version A but without the contrasting yoke like version... Continue Reading →

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