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 →

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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 →

New Year’s Resolutions 2018

Um hello 2018? While I did pretty good with my 2017 resolutions (I made myself a coat, more menswear, challenged myself a bit and continuing to build a me-made wardrobe), this year, my resolutions are less about sewing a specific thing and more about expanding my horizons (how corny does that sound eh?): I want to... Continue Reading →

Deer&Doe Givre Top

As soon as I saw the Givre pattern from Deer&Doe, I fell in love. I have a special love of jersey dresses but often shy away from them out of fear of an overly form fitting pattern. But after seeing some really beautiful versions online by women of all shapes and sizes I decided it... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Hits & Misses 2017

Where has the year gone? Seriously, I can't work it out. In the last six months especially life has just flown by, with very little sewing getting done.  It doesn't feel like I've done a lot of sewing this year (compared to previous years). However identifying my Top 5 Hits for this year is easy... Continue Reading →

New Carolyn pajamas

It was pretty much two years ago this month, that I made myself my first pair of Carolyn Pajamas from Closet Case Patterns. I love them and I wear them all the time, in bed, out of bed, to the shops. But they're getting a bit worn out, I've patched them a few times and... Continue Reading →

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