In February this year, Afternoon put out a call for pattern testers for a new t-shirt design. I’ve never pattern tested before, and I’ve not sewn a whole lot of jersey either – so I decided to dip a toe outside of my comfort zone and sign up!Read More
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
A special ‘secret’ project, Christmas, followed by a lingering New Year cold has had me running a bit behind posting my end of 2018 makes, and since my motivation to photograph my makes is generally terrible I’m even further behind than I had hoped! I thought I would try and catch up quickly, showing you these three lovely ladies, before those exciting 2019 projects start stacking up too!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
Ok I admit it – the Mandy Boat tee by Tessuti is only on my radar because I listen to the Love to Sew podcast. But I love a boat neck, I love a t shirt and I’ve listened to Caroline tell me how good this pattern is for a year now…I had to check it out!Read More
OK, so maybe I’m a little late to this party!
Despite coveting (and subsequently buying) the Tilly and the Buttons book Stretch! on sewing with stretch fabrics since its launch, I have actively avoided any type of knit! But in the interest of upping my sewing game I decided it was time to at least have a go….Read More