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 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...
It's been a real labour of love, but as you can imagine I am absolutely thrilled with it and it's worth all that time! The pattern is the Sew Over It 1960's Coat, which is a class run at their London shops and is one of their most advanced courses. I had been wanting to do the class for a while, but they don't run it very often.
My first autumnal make of 2017 is another Colette Mabel Skirt. I've made a summery stripey one before, that I've found so comfy and easy to wear that I had to make another one for the fast approaching colder weather.
I could not have chosen the Tilly and the Buttons Etta Dress better. As regular blog readers will know I love Tilly's patterns and this dress was no exception to the rule. The style and era is so me - I just adore the collar, the V-neck back and capped sleeves. What I also loved was the fact that it was a bit more complex than some of the other patterns Tilly produces. It meant I could really take my time getting lost in binding the sleeve openings, mitered corners and a neat collar.