I've had the Colette Aster blouse on my "to sew" list for months now and I finally finished it in time for Me Made May last month. I'm really pleased with how it has turned out and it's such a great everyday top that will go with a lot of things in my wardrobe.
We have come to the end of another year of Me Made May and a huge thanks to So Zo for hosting again. Here are my thoughts about what I've learnt this year. I have built on some of the lessons I learnt in last year's challenge (you can see last year's post here) by adding more colours than just blue, using some bolder prints, making another Colette Mabel skirt and adding more separates (see my Alice, Coco and Susie).
I’m so excited to be able to share my new Closet Case Patterns Charlie Caftan in action in Greece! It’s very much inspired by Margot from The Good Life (I am from Surbiton after all!) and Abigail’s Party – sorry to all my international readers, these are very 1970’s British cultural references! One of my … Continue reading Closet Case Patterns Charlie Caftan
I'm delighted to be able to show off my new Tilly and the Buttons Martha Dress in Rifle Paper Co rayon fabric! It's one of the most "me" things I think I've ever made...
I'm so excited to be able to share my new sewing room with you!
I really needed to make more everyday tops for my wardrobe and when the Alice top appeared on my monthly Seamwork subscription I knew it would be perfect for filling that gap. I have made several Astoria sweaters from Seamwork in the past (you can see them on my post about Me Made May last … Continue reading Seamwork Alice Top
I'm not normally the kind of girl who posts photos of her underwear online (!) but I have to show you my new favourite knicker pattern, the Acacia from Megan Nielsen. They are the underwear pattern I've been hunting for as you can tell that they are designed by a woman, Megan has thought of everything you look for in the perfect pair of everyday pants. They have a great bottom coverage (I am definitely not a fan of wedgies!), are low rise (but not so low they fall down), comfortable, have a good shaped gusset (no irritating seams in the wrong places) and have an excellent construction that means they are washable again and again. The best thing of all though is that the pattern is FREE!
This was actually my Christmas Day dress and it is a Seamwork Ida, which is billed as a "classic little knit dress" and it certainly has a classic shape. The pattern has a boat neck, capped sleeves and a side split on one side. It is a simple construction with only four pattern pieces and with it being made in a stable jersey there's no need to worry about darts.
I had made a very successful Coco dress from a checked scuba about 4 years ago (see the above very old photo!) which I wear all the time in winter and I adore. I had been thinking I should make more in the future, but had never quite got around to it until now.
This is a Seamwork Piedra, which is a loose fitting tent dress and is basically the most comfortable dress ever and the perfect dress when you feel like you've had a bit too much festive excess...