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.
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 [...]
Fanatical about French style? Sew your way to that certain 'je ne sais quoi' with my top pattern picks From Breton tees to the versatile silk scarf, no one masters timeless style quite like the French. Seemingly simple silhouettes and minimalist ensembles have become the sartorial status quo of our lissom neighbours and one that [...]
Now, I know many of you will be super efficient when it comes to purchasing fabric and this post is by no means prescriptive but as someone who has often whiled away the hours searching for the perfect material, I have shifted my approach to enable me to become a more savvy fabric shopper. I've [...]
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, [...]