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 →


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 →

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 →

Great British Sewing Bee – Live!

Yesterday I went to the Great British Sewing Bee Live and it was so inspirational. My mind is bustling with ideas, plans, things I want to learn and of course the new (better fitting) wardrobe I will have at the end! To start with in the morning I went to a workshop with Jane on... Continue Reading →

Choosing the right denim for my ginger jeans

I made myself three pairs of Ginger Jeans which fit perfectly (vs 1, 2&3), but my fourth pair were ridiculously too small; which left me puzzled. Aside from the obvious possibility that I'd gone up a size (which as far as I was aware I hadn't), it had the same amount of elastine as previous... Continue Reading →

Sewing slump

  I've been in a bit of a sewing slump. My new job has been consuming all my time, energy and brain power and a number of my July sewing projects truly suffered as a result. I decided the the first step was to clean my shit up, I mean who can find motivation in... Continue Reading →

MMM17 The End

It's been a great month and it really pushed me back into wearing me-made clothes, which I'd gotten out of the habit of wearing while unemployed.  A few things made repeated appearances: my Ginger Jeans (in all their versions), Bonnie tops, Linden Sweatshirts, and soo many Rosy Lady Shorts. My leisure & sportswear is still predominately... Continue Reading →

MMM17 Week 4

I just got back from my holiday this evening, so week 4 of me-made-May features much of the same summer clothes as last week (e.g my plaid vogue 8184, Bonnie top and my maritime shorts). Every single morning I wore my Buchanan silk dressing gown from gather and every evening as it cooled down, I would put... Continue Reading →

MMM17 Week 3

Well me-made-may is this week has been wonderful. Mainly because I'm on holiday and have gotten to wear more me made dresses in a week than I normally do all summer in London (well almost). A few years ago I managed to reign in my making of summer dresses, because I don't really need them.... Continue Reading →

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