McCall’s M6040

The Mr has just started University and so of course I made him a new 'back to school' shirt. I used the tried and tested McCall's M6040 - I've lost count now how many times I've made this shirt pattern but it's just right for him in size XL. Luckily I'd just completed five projects... Continue Reading →

Ostara top (again)

I really love the Ostara top pattern, the sweetheart neckline makes it a little different. I wear my previous two (1 & 2) all the time - fabric really does make or break a pattern I think. Using some organic Elvelyckan jersey  from my stash, I had just enough to make this top. I've experimented... Continue Reading →

Hudson pants (again)

I love my first pair of Hudson pants so much; problem is I love them so much it can be hard to find a time to actually wash them. If I'm at home I'm normally wearing them ALL THE TIME. I was looking through my fabric stash and realised I might just have enough of... Continue Reading →

McCall’s M6696

I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself - the pattern, fabric, thread and even buttons for this project have all been languishing in my stash for a while now.  As we've had such a hot summer, I'd been wearing my summer dresses on a regular basis, but realised that they weren't all work appropriate nor do... Continue Reading →

More Nixie briefs

In early August I make a quite a few pairs of Nixie briefs for my sister and BFF. You may recognise some of the fabric as its all scraps from previous projects - the only thing I bought for these was some new fold-over elastic in bright colors. I really love this pattern  and have made... Continue Reading →

My 7th pair of Ginger Jeans

Ginger jeans, hands down, are my favourite pattern as I'm sure you can guess from the fact that this is my 7th pair. I've combined the two versions again to make a low waist (Version A) with skinny legs (Version B). I reckon the denim I have has about 10% stretch (its a lovely denim... Continue Reading →

Hudson Pants

I've been eyeing the Hudson Pants pattern from True Bias for a while now. I knew I wanted a pair, but it wasn't imperative. But then I saw this speckled mustard sweatshirt fleece in Raystitch, and I had to have a pair right away. These are now my happy pants. Plus as I sewed five... Continue Reading →

Another Francoise dress

After making my last Francoise dress, I immediately cut out and started another one. I had the perfect fabric in my stash, which I picked up at the Knitting and Stitching show years ago. I had seen the fabric before and talked myself out of buying it, but couldn't stop thinking about it, so was... Continue Reading →

Me-Made-May reflections

Wow where did May go? And how the hell are we in the middle of June? It's pretty clear from MMM that my favourite patterns are the Ginger Jeans and Biscayne Blouse. But how did I do on my pledge to not only wear my me-made, but wear the underappreciated me made items, repair or alter... Continue Reading →

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