I needed a new project to challenge me a bit more than my recent ponte roma dresses. I've also never made my man anything (except of a pair of knitted gloves) so I wondered if he wanted a home made shirt... He's quite fussy, wears mostly black and I really didn't think he'd be interested but I … Continue reading The Western Shirt – Simplicity 1327 – Part 1
I've very excited to announce that I will be teaching another 'Get to Know Your Overlocker' workshop next month! I recently met Josie, AKA the Fabric Godmother, and her mum at their open day. We got chatting about how good it is to use an overlocker for sewing knits and I thought the Fabric Godmother's … Continue reading New Overlocker Workshop!
Versions 1 and 2 of New Look K6023 were really quick to make and as I was on a roll I thought I'd stitch up another one! For version 3 I used a combination of styles D and B I wanted this next version to have sleeves so I took the sleeve pattern from style B … Continue reading New Look K6023 – Version 3
I was really excited to visit the Fabric Godmother's open day and couldn't resist buying some more ponte roma fabric to make up version 2 of New Look pattern K6023. I really didn't need any more fabric but I absolutely loved this chevron design and knew it would work well with a teal ponte roma … Continue reading New Look K6023 – Version 2
I've finally made some dresses for me! I bought some ponte roma jersey fabric around 2 years ago and it's been sitting in the cupboard waiting to be cut up and sewn. Over the last few weeks I've finally done it - I've cut out and made up not 1 but 3 dresses! I bought … Continue reading New Look K6023 – Version 1