McCalls M7100

I made the smallest option of McCalls M7100 to fit my ten year old daughter for our trip to see Grease.  And then again for myself.   I will make it with about two inches extra on the sleeve length next time. A very easy make.  Lottie’s jacket I chose not to line, she nice…

Love Sewing Magazine, The Shannon Toursers

I tried the Shannon Trousers from Love Sewing Magazine straight from the packet hoping I’d be one of the lucky ones who could just get away with it – no such luck, my hips are huge.  I did go on a trouser block drafting course in 2015 and managed to figure out how to trace…

The “Use It Up” Fabric Challenge – UPDATE

I admit, I’m a little bit of a fabric hoarder. I don’t think there are many sewcialists who can’t say this.  I am frequently tempted by fabric sales, especially at Abakhan as they given a brilliant bargain, but I’m often too busy to actually get round to sit and sew, so it doesn’t get used…

By Hand London, Victoria Blazer

I spent a perfect sewing day with Simona from Sewing Adventres in the Attick, creating our versions of the By Hand London Victoria Blazer.  We cut, sewed and finished our jackets in the same day, also choosing to fully line the sleeves.  We took inspiration from Sonja at Ginger Makes and chose to make the…