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 →

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 →

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 →

A cosy new shirt

A few weeks ago I made several muslin of Burda 7136 in my first proper attempt at a full bust adjustment. After four attempts I got what I thought was just the right fit: grading between size 10 for the shoulders down to 12 for the waist - plus 1.5" FBA. And so last weekend... Continue Reading →

Muslin of burda 7136 – FBA

Seeing as the fabric for my next, and very special, project hadn't arrived in time for the weekend, I decided to work on a full bust adjustment. I made a short sleeve version of Burda 7136 (size 14) a few months ago, in a really fun print. While I love it, the fit wasn't perfect... Continue Reading →

Straddling summer & autumn

On Tuesday this week the air changed. After an amazing bank holiday weekend of sunshine, summer retreated and autumn to set in, but its still warm. We seem to be straddling summer and autumn right now and I think my newest Biscayne blouse is perfect for the season. I bought this fabric a few weeks... Continue Reading →

Lago Tank

A few weeks ago I saw a beautiful pile of fabrics on Raystich's Instagram account. I especially liked one of the fabrics: a cream organic cotton knit.  The softness, color and design reminded me of childhood undershirts (not that I was ever posh enough to have organic undershirts). And so yesterday, while shopping purely for... Continue Reading →


Seeing as I had the Bonnie top pattern still out, I thought I'd quickly whip up one more. This time out of a lovely jersey (I think 95% cotton 5% elastane) I bought last year at Raystich. My me-made wardrobe doesn't have many plain tops but that's what I often reach for on lazy days. They're also... Continue Reading →

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