After the success of the first New Look 6447 I made back in the spring, I had to make another! I loved the fit of the bodice, with its separate waist piece, and this paired with the pencil skirt gave a classic hourglass silhouette; it is so very flattering and I felt so special wearing … Continue reading New Look 6447 Knit Dress
You know that moment when you end up panic speed sewing the night before you're due to go out...? Yes, that one. You fly home, with your scribbled doodles that you sketched during a conference call, ready to swing into action the moment you set foot in the house. Many of us sewists have been … Continue reading Channelling My Inner Bardot..
I began sewing with jersey pretty soon after I started sewing. When I looked at my own (ready to wear) wardrobe, I had a lot of jersey items and loved the fit and comfort so it seemed the obvious choice to sew with (I'm also not a huge fan of ironing so anything easy wear … Continue reading The Ten Commandments Of Sewing With Jersey
Do you remember last year I stole the really simple Men's T Shirt Pattern from Love Sewing to make myself a new T Shirt for Pilates? It was so comfy and perfect once I'd folded the sleeves up a couple of times; I've worn it lots. Well I came back to it to make a … Continue reading Love Sewing Men’s T Shirt Hack – Plus Size Ladies Wear
My puns for my Coco makes are getting worse aren’t they?! I’ve really enjoyed coming up with this one, as well as the original Coco Dress post title (read more here). From the outset, I’d got plans for a Breton striped Coco dress and top; both were cut out at the same time but the … Continue reading Going Loco for a Coco
I've got to admit, I'm a little bit in love with this little make. A friend contacted me a couple of weeks ago to ask if I'd consider a special commission for him and his wife. Their little daughter is growing up fast and has outgrown her tiny baby clothes, but they were sad about … Continue reading How to Save Your Baby’s Newborn Clothes – the Memory Quilt
Issue 32 of Love Sewing was awash with lots of fantastic ideas for Christmas/Winter sewing and even in the ‘next issue teaser’ at the end of Issue 31, my eye was drawn to the free pyjama sewing pattern. I love my Learn to Sew with Lauren pyjama bottoms, however I really liked the fact that … Continue reading Love Sewing Pyjamas