Yep.. I made more espadrilles... but these are definitely the best so far! Grey espadrilles with a twist!
It's finally finished! Mr. B's handcrafted western shirt - in black, as requested and perfectly sized. He is a very happy man! It's taken a long time from making the toile to creating the final garment... finding the perfect black fabric was rather difficult, partly due to my lack of time for shopping and partly … Continue reading The Western Shirt – Simplicity 1327 – Part 2
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
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 am so impressed with my latest dressmaking group at Friends Centre. I've been running 10 week courses in dressmaking for a number of years but have never had a group where everyone has a finished garment by the end of the course. This term's class have all got on brilliantly and been so enthusiastic … Continue reading Student Work