High Waisted Heaven: The Hall Trousers

I didn't set out with a Make Nine in 2020. I quickly realised that I am too easily distracted by new patterns, new trends and ideas throughout the year to stick to whatever it is I dream up in January. And then of course, we get a year like that one just gone, when we're… Continue reading High Waisted Heaven: The Hall Trousers

Speedy sewing: Ruska tunic dress

Two makes photographed and blogged in the same week?! I'm spoiling you. But this is the sort of make that I knew if I didn't take photos now, I'd probably never get around to it, despite it being pretty much an instant favourite. When I first unwrapped Breaking The Pattern from Named Clothing on Christmas… Continue reading Speedy sewing: Ruska tunic dress

Lockdown sewing: Safiya jumpsuit

Many moons ago, right at the beginning of lockdown, the ex-Zara viscose that's been doing the rounds caught my eye. I promptly snapped up a few metres, then wondered what on Earth I was going to do with it. Another summer dress? A blouse, perhaps? I couldn't put my finger on it. And then, as… Continue reading Lockdown sewing: Safiya jumpsuit

#SewingIsMyTherapy: sewing, mental health & selfish vs selfless

I’ve uhm-ed and ahh-ed for a long time before writing this post, but I think it’s worth writing. I hope you’ll agree. Living through a once-in-a-century pandemic was always going to be weird and difficult. Living through a once-in-a-century pandemic in a country whose official government response has been nothing short of abysmal was always… Continue reading #SewingIsMyTherapy: sewing, mental health & selfish vs selfless

a hint of print: my first instagram challenge

Last week, Sharlene from @sosewdressmaking and Roisin from @soro_roisin_mcmullan hosted the 'A Hint Of Print' challenge, where each day saw a different type of print as the theme and it was up to us to find a corresponding item in our wardrobe. The challenge spanned RTW and me-made clothes but I chose to use this… Continue reading a hint of print: my first instagram challenge

selfless sewing : new look 6808

As I was perusing various online fabric stores over the festive season ("it's just window shopping! I'm not actually going to buy them!" famous last words...) I stumbled across this Abstract Trees Viscose from MyFabrics. I showed it to my mum because it was just so up her street, and she immediately sketched (I use the… Continue reading selfless sewing : new look 6808

sewing plans : 2020

As we approach the end of the year I consistently get too excited and can't help but think about everything the New Year has in store. I'm a planner; I can't help but consistently be thinking ahead to the next project, the next event, the next holiday, whatever they may be. Sometimes these plans come… Continue reading sewing plans : 2020