Viki Sews Vivienne’s dress

New Zealanders are quite casual in the way that they dress. I’m used to being too dressed-up at most occasions unless it’s a ball and then I feel very uncomfortable as I never feel dressed up enough! Initially this pattern didn’t interest me as the stitching lines threw off my eye. The photos above shows…

Dinosaur boy

I made this #twopieceset-tacular for Paul using this gorgeous dinosaur print fabric which was gifted from Minerva as part of their Minerva Brand Ambassadors programme. Green is one of his favourite colours to wear and he is a self-described ‘Dinosaur boy’ so I thought this fabric was perfect for him! We were both thrilled when it…

Hampton Jean Jacket – the second

I made my first Hampton Jean Jacket back in October 2017 just a couple of years into my sewing journey. I recently decided that I wanted to make a new version of the jacket in indigo denim which was cropped. My topstitching skills have improved significantly since I made my first version so I was…

Britney Pants

Regular readers will be familiar with my love for Viki Sews patterns. They are a pattern company based in Russia. They are different to lots of indie patterns on the market as they provide patterns for your height and measurements. Depending on the pattern and the amount of ease allowed I make a size 44/46…

Melilot – a favourite returns

The Melilot shirt was my favourite shirt patterns a few years ago as blogged about here. Before I wrote the blogpost, I hadn’t realised how badly the shirts were sitting at the back. This is due to my swayback – the difference in proportions between my waist and my bum. When I made this top…

Make Menswear

I’ve been a busy bee over the last few months making clothes for Paul. He has a large collection of t-shirts (at least 30) which he circulates through. I haven’t made him any new t-shirts recently so it might be time to make a few new ones for him. What his wardrobe lacks in new…

Deborah top

My love of Viki Sews patterns keeps on growing! So far I have loved every item that I have made from their patterns. They have all required very few fit adjustments – bonus! The Deborah pattern is one which didn’t interest me initially. However, the more versions that I saw the more the design appealed…

Evie Bias cut skirt

I wanted to compare the Evie Bias cut skirt by Tessuti pattern with the Viki Sews bias cut skirt I had previously made as I wear it a lot. When the fabric from Minerva arrived the colours were brighter than I normally wear so I decided to make the fabric into a skirt instead of…

Passiflore dress

When the Passiflore dress pattern by Deer and Doe was released I was excited! I don’t often race to buy a pattern on the day it’s been released as I try to be mindful of my purchases. I had this purchased and printed within 24 hours and planned to sew it up that weekend. I’m…

Reeta shirt dress top

A few years ago I only wore dresses now I love wearing separates. Dresses are lovely to wear in summer but can leave my body quite cold – especially in the middle of winter. I have been looking for the perfect blouse pattern for a while. One which looks good with pants, pinafores, and skirts. I…