THE TRAPEZE-Y LIFE

One of my sewing goals for 2019 was to experiment with drafting personalised patterns using the bodice block I made at UAL. It’s no secret that I started sewing as I was sick of ill-fitting ready to wear; seams and style points not hitting the right spot, gaping necklines and slippery shoulders etc. Armed with a couple of pattern-drafting books, an endless supply of drafting tools, calico and a free afternoon I decided to give it a go!

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FAIR'S FAIR(FIELD)!

So, it’s only been six months (*coughs* at least…) since I bought the Thread Theory Fairfield pattern with the intentions of making Mr Distracted a well-earned handmade shirt!  And I’ve pretty much had the supplies for this make for just as long; fabric washed and ironed, pattern printed and ready to go. I guess I was put off starting by ALL. THE. PATTERN. PIECES.

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THREE LOVELY LADIES

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!

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OH WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING

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!

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DEADLY NIGHTSHADE!

Going (swiss) dotty for the Deer and Doe Datura.

So way back in May (ooops) I was hopeful to cross off a third pattern from my #2018makenine challenge by making the Deer & Doe Datura top to take away on holiday. In fact, I actually managed to sew three quarters of the pattern in a lightweight khaki cotton, but time and body shape were just naturally not on my side.

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