Finally donning a pair of DIY denim jeans! I sewed myself a pair of Dawn Jeans, though I had to make a few alterations, I am so pleased with the end result.
I made another Indigo dress! You may remember a while back I sewed an Indigo midi dress which hadn’t quite gone to plan/I dived in with excitement and made a few mistakes (oops!) While the Indigo dress doesn’t reflect my typical style I love how easy-wearing it is, so I was eager to have another [...]
What comes first? The fabric or the pattern? On this occasion I decided on both within 10 minutes - this never usually happens! I'd spotted the Lady McElroy 'Sign of the Times' fabric on Sew Me Sunshine and it truly was love at first sight. The quirky motifs on a pale pink background are right [...]
I am always amazed when people make garments from small cuts of fabric. I've seen savvy sewists cut a dress from a mere metre of material and create amazing items by recycling excess fabric pieces. Recently, I've been optimising my fabric stash and thinking of items I can make from small fabric pieces which have [...]
When I started sewing I remember being in awe of all the incredible garments people had made. One such achievement that stayed etched in my memory is the Ice Scream Dress made by Elizabeth of Pins and Pinot. Close fitting through the bodice with princess seams atop a full, gathered skirt, this dress was the [...]
The sewing community is a lovely bunch. After much deliberation about whether to post this dress on Instagram (I made a couple of mistakes!) I'm so appreciative of the kind words of support from people. At the start of Me Made May I wrote about my aim of honing my style and creating garments that [...]
Two years ago I spotted my dream skirt. Back then, the closest I'd come to dressmaking was sewing a simple cushion in a home economics class, I never dreamed that I'd be able to navigate a sewing machine and understand different types of fabric. I remember walking into a high-street store where I spotted what, [...]