Fibre Mood Lola Top

This is the first thing I’ve made this year that I haven’t liked, and unfortunately I made it from decent fabric thinking “it’s a top, what could go wrong”. The overall style of the top I like, but the flounce is a little too much – my daughter called me Pennywise upon seeing the top,…

Closet Core Patterns Pietra Pants

I did my usual bum / thigh adjustment, and the general fit is pretty good. But it does need future adjustments – the side seam sits too far back at the top.  Not noticeable in the shorts, but I used contrast panels in the trousers so it can be seen.  I think for the next…

McCall’s M7637

  For my brother’s birthday, he requested a bomber jacket, and this is what I came up with. First time doing this style of pocket, and I’ll happily use it again in the future – it looks neat but I had to unpick it once as it needs an element of precision I didn’t appreciate…

Closest Core Patterns – Pouf

I had been saving up my scraps for a couple of months and was happy to finally get a place to put them.   I had misjudged how big these poufs are, and they ate every scrap I had and were hungry for more.  I’m not complaining though – I love the size of them and…

Simply Sewing Palazzo Pants

Now I have made a pair it makes me wonder why I waited so long. I didn’t trace the full trouser leg, just measured for my leg length. Made a big bum adjustment and they fit perfectly. Once toile completed they took about 2 hours to make.

New Look 6035

I shortened the sleeves by 5 to fit my arms, but when my daughter tried it on it was about 6cm too short for her! Luckily she always wears things rolled up at the sleeve anyway

Cotton and Chalk Jenna Jumpsuit

Slightly confused by the 3-4cm gap in between the sizes.  Ended up grading from XS at the shoulders to just below medium at the waist.  Unusually I took away 2cm from the waist length (mostly I add that amount on, but the waist was way off where I was expecting it to be).  Added 5cm…

Simplicity 2588 Project Runway

I hate photos with my hands on my hips.  I don’t know why I did it. This is the slim skirt version of the narrow neck band.  I tried with the wide neck band and turning it inside out looked horrible, so I won’t be trying that again in the near future.  The aim of…

True Bias – Ogden Cami

Pattern beautifully supplied by Simona at Sewing Adventures in the Attick, already traced and in my size.  She has been praising this pattern for ages, and I thought it was about time that I finally made it. When I tried it on with a different bra it looked better at the back (I did take…

2020 Make List

  The Shannon Trousers I have tried these before and loved them. I would like a pair of trousers and a pair of shorts from the same pattern.           Waffle Patterns                   Maudella 5960                  …

Simplicity 8055 Coat

The coat on the packet was the style I was aiming for, but the toile I ended up with using the packet measurements were NOTHING like the picture.  The toilet was nearly at my ankles, whereas the packet clearly shows a short coat.  I also had to take it in drastically, it was quite box-like…

Simplicity 1365

It happens. You see a pattern which you think you love, but when you make it you hate it.  Halter necks I can do, and the fabric I love.  But I hate this.   The cup size is massive – I could have taken loads of fabric out.  Not only was the cup size big, but the…