Sushi pyjamas!

As with every Chinese New Year, I had to have some new pyjamas! This year’s pair have undoubtedly been my favourite so far – I made sushi pyjamas (or sushijamas as Joy of Pink Coat Club likes to call them). I pick up this novelty printed jersey from Like Sew Amazing just before Christmas. I […]

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A McCall’s 7476 grandad cardigan

For this month’s Minerva Crafts Blogger Network make, I decided to go against my normal choice of seasonally inappropriate clothing for something that was actually WARM! So, I just wanted to start by saying that the fabric I’m using for this project was one that I chose by accident. (That’s what happens when you think […]

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A DIY pouffe with Spoonflower

Another year, another Spoonflower collab! Spoonflower recently reached out to see if I’d want to take part in their blog hop celebrating 1 year of their dogwood denim fabric! The heavyweight drill was perfect for a project I already had in mind – a little pouffe for my living room! The recent free pattern release […]

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The London skirt by Selkie

I’ve finally gotten round to making the new pattern from Selkie! Selkie Patterns started out as a Kickstarter campaign last year run by Londoners Alex and Caroline. (You’d have seen Alex in the cover of a few Tilly and the Button patterns and in her book Stretch). They had a goal of creating a sustainability […]

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A tiger t-shirt

Sometimes simple is best. This t-shirt pattern came with the cardigan pattern I got from Stoff & Stil which I used to make this cardi (I actually won a prize for it in the Cosy Cardi challenge!). The t-shirt pattern was a bit of a fringe benefit – which is often the case when patterns […]

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The Saraste Shirtdress from Breaking the Pattern

My first Minerva Craft’s Blogger Network for the year went up today! For this post, I decided a lovely new dress would be the perfect way to start off my sewing journey for 2019! I chose 2 metres of the beautiful Atelier Brunette viscose crepe in the Storm colourway. It’s a light petrol blue shade […]

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The Lander pants from True Bias

For this month’s Minerva Crafts make, I’ve made the Lander pants! I’ve always loved the True Bias Lander pants on other people but I never thought they’d look good on me. I think I just didn’t relate body shape wise to the people and the versions I was seeing on social media. In particular, I […]

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Swimwear // Opian Jamanota

I’ve finally tried making swimwear again! I first learnt about sewing swimwear whilst on an evening lingerie course at Morley College, an adult education centre in south London, over 6 years ago (unfortunately I don’t think that particular course exists anymore!). Our teacher Carol Harrison was amazing and really went beyond the boundaries of the […]

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