Since Bowie’s death a few years back I’ve seen numerous fashion takes on the Ziggy Stardust / Aladdin Sane character; t shirts, tote bags and enamel pins all depicting variations of the lightning bolt motif. I thought I would try my own design….Read More
I wanted to improve my jersey sewing skills and make a few more casual t-shirts, and the Frankie sits in that middle ground between ‘comfy and loose’, and ‘shapely and fitted’. Plus, the raglan sleeve and neckband means the Frankie can be brilliantly colour blocked – so the style opportunities are endless!Read More
Jack-o-lanterns, ‘guising, apple bobbing and trick or treating are all recognisable as Halloween celebrations, and conjure up excitement and nostalgia for this time of year – crisp cold evenings, autumn leaves; bonfire night followed quickly by Christmas…the start of the cosy season!Read More
I am always looking to challenge myself when sewing, and for this reason I tend to overlook simpler patterns. Especially as new relatively new sewist – I have so much to learn that it seems wasteful spending precious sewing time making simple garments. I often have to remind myself that I’m sewing to create a beautiful wardrobe for myself, and that wardrobe should be wearable no matter what it’s level of complexity!Read More
Worthwhile Workspace Distractions…
Well true to my blogger name, the last few weeks I have definitely been distracted! Luckily for me these are some good distractions that I'm excited to share with you.Read More
Dropping anchor with the Nanöo Idoia (not enough fabric for a) dress hack.
When I first saw the Nanöo range of patterns I was struck by how similar they were to clothes I wore growing up in the (*coughs*) eighties, and that’s probably why I bought both the Idoia and the Lillian dress patterns.Read More