For Christmas presents this year I decided to make everyone some scarves. Well, I said the word scarf when I was talking to Tom about the idea, but I actually meant the snood. The mixup with words kept happening whenever I talked about my progress with him. And to make matters worse the word buff […]

I’m finally getting around to blogging about another attempt at clothes. This time it’s a pair of climbing shorts based on a design from the company Black Diamond. These particular pair of shorts were a bit too small for my partner, and he had ripped a hole in the seat at some point. I didn’t […]

I’ve just completed another sewing project! I used Sew Over It’s “Elsie” pattern for this dress and the fabric was from a set of curtains that a work colleague had given to me for dressmaking practice. I’d not used this pattern before and as I hadn’t made anything that had princess seams in it nor […]

I’ve just completed my first attempt at a rectangle skirt. For my first attempt at a rectangle skirt, I returned to Angela Clayton’s YouTube channel and watched her rectangle skirt tutorial. It looked like it would give me the same silhouette as a circle skirt does but without the complicated hemming involved. Angela recommended the […]

I’ve just finished another circle skirt made from an old duvet cover of mine. The duvet cover was not as old as the last one, but still had a copyright year of 1989 so it’s no spring chicken. I used the same pattern from my previous skirt but had to do some tinkering to get […]

I have just completed the creation of a circle skirt using a duvet cover from my childhood and I’m really pleased with the results! Though I knew it was old, interestingly, the label gave a copyright year of 1986! I was intending to use the skirt pattern from the galaxy dress but I remembered that […]

I have completed my first ever dress and it even survived its first meeting with a washing machine! I used McCall’s Lined Flared Dress pattern design A. The fabric is Kanvas Studio – Galaxy Sky. As it was my first project, I’m not entirely happy with it, but I have learned a lot and it’s […]