Annual Christmas pants

Some people make new pyjamas for their loved ones each Christmas, others knit new jumpers, scarves or hats, others yet give socks. But for my loved ones: pants. It has long been a tradition that my sister and I give each other underwear (though not just at Christmas). And once I started sewing pairs, I... Continue Reading →

Jacques raincoat

I am more than a little pleased to share my newest project: the Jacques raincoat from I AM. Pretty much since the first lockdown began earlier this year last year, I've been wishing I had a better all weather coat for all the dog walking I've been doing. I was drawn to the simplicity of... Continue Reading →

2nd Calyer trousers

I've pretty much lived in my Calyer trousers (a French Navy pattern) that I made back in the summer. I knew as soon as I finished them that I'd need more in my wardrobe! I've had this Meet MILK tencil jacquard fabric in my fabric stash for a few months now. I'd initially purchased it... Continue Reading →

Silver monk sweater

I am so excited to share my silver monk sweater with you. This pattern is from We are knitters in 'hand painted sprinkles'. This is only the second sweater I've knitted and unlike the first (the 'love me tunic') I really love how it turned out. While I started knitting this in June, I lost... Continue Reading →

Kommatia patterns – T003 tshirt

Work from home for six months has totally changed the type of clothes I gravitate to, especially in regards to t-shirts. I have no interest at all in tight fitting tops and never seem to reach for my favorite prints. I came across the Kommatia patterns (now Studio Calicot) T003 tshirt on Instagram ages ago... Continue Reading →

Delpy dress

Back in June I got some birthday fabric money and after much dithering settled on two beautiful fabrics from Lamazi fabrics. The first is this pretty double gauze with tiny gold flecks. I knew at once that I wanted to use it to make the Delpy dress by half moon atelier. I really love the... Continue Reading →

Calyer pants

Summer appears to have come and gone, and while I haven't done much sewing, I have a few undocumented projects to share with you. I thought I'd start with the Calyer Pants. The Calyer pants from French Navy patterns has been on my wish list for a while now and I decided they were the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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