Sew So Easy Lace Undies

The whole process of making these knickers, from starting to trace, took less than an hour, and I’ve already worn them and love them. They would have been even quicker if the picture instructions made a little more sense, but I unpicked and went with my gut instinct and they came together quickly. I’m a…

Easy Peasy Baby Pants

Downloaded this pattern free on Craftsy by Climbing The Willow, but the webpage accompanying the pattern doesn’t seem to work. Doesn’t matter, since it’s pretty easy to figure out. I tried two different waist bands, the lower one was quicker, but I think I prefer the upper one.

Kimono, Love Sewing Magazine

Kimono pattern from Love Sewing Magazine, lovingly stolen from Simona at Sewing Adventures In The Attick First Make 2014: The material was from Abakhan Bolton; they have boxes of pre-cut fabrics sold by weight and this piece was from the mixed voiles box. No other fittings were needing. The pattern is from Love Sewing magazine, issue…

New Look 6035

Now I see this photo I realise it makes it look like I have no hands. I took out 1 cm from the front armscye as that’s my usual adjustment (my arms sit a little further forward than most patterns) but this now leaves a little gape which I don’t like.  I have very narrow…

Altered RTW

Given some tops by a friend of my mum, size 16, altered to fit by unpicking the side seam and sewing in a ribbon to tie. Voila, a holiday top. Altered a pair of pyjama bottoms for a friend. Unpicked the last repair job done on them and replaced it with a completed new waistband.

Closet Case Patterns Charlie Caftan

Charlie Caftan, from Closet Case Patterns. Shared from and inspired by Simona (see her version here).  I didn’t make any alterations as its a very loose fitting garment.  Mine is a little shorter than the full length version, but that is due to the placement I wanted for the fabric print.  I may add a…

Tilly and the Buttons Miette Skirt

Tilly and the ButtonsMiette Skirt. I wasn’t a fan of the tie around so it was altered to instead fasten with buttons at each side.  I thought the tie would limit the style of top which could be worn with this skirt.  I did not use a lining, and the skirt I chose included the…

McCalls M6557

McCalls M6557 I have made two of these dresses, which have been more of less finished since 2016, but I had not added a final hook for the top of the zip, and therefore have been sat on my work desk for a year. I need more practice on how to finish the top of…

Megan Nielsen Briar Sweater

My first version of this, and I think I messed up each part which could possibly be messed up.  Even so, its wearable and I quite like it.  Maybe I would make the lower hem a little narrower, it seems a little baggy.  I made a size extra small, already traced by the lovely Simona,…

Simplicity 1102

Well, it started out as an Amazing Fit Simplicity 1102, and morphed its way into something else.  That’s what happens when you tell your mum you are sewing her a dress for Mothers’ Day and you let her have too much input!  If the back could be a little lower… If the side could be…

Jennifer Lauren Bronte Top

My measurements suggested I cut between an 8 and a 10 (I done know whether to call it an 8 and a half or a 9!). The first attempt wasn’t hideous, but also wasn’t particularly wearable (I lie, I’m wearing it for bed right now).  I need to make a narrow shoulder adjustment so my…