Cultivating the ultimate wardrobe

I like to think of us sewists as magicians. We take fabric and a pattern which transforms into a garment. We aren’t limited by what’s in a clothing store. As our choices are unlimited I sometimes find it difficult to put together the right pattern, fabric and style. I met Nina from Style Gorgeous at…

McCalls Shirtdress 6696

Earlier in this year, I decided to enrol myself in a class at my local sewing and craft store Made Marion Craft. The class was to make the popular shirtdress pattern McCalls 6696. I took this class to improve my confidence with collars. I hoped the teacher Zara (who has mad skills) would pass on her hint…

Me Made May husband edition

All of my friends on Instagram will know that I sew a lot for Paul. Paul works in IT and is very creative. He has discovered the joy of being able to wear funky prints to the office. A couple of months ago he proudly wore his alphabet printed sweater to a client meeting with the…

Reflecting on Me Made May

Another Me-Made-May #MMMay17 has finished and after photographing my outfits (and Paul’s) for a month I thought it would be a good time to reflect on how the month has been. For those that don’t know Me-Made-Made is a challenge set by So Zo to encourage makers who sew/ knit/ upcycle garments to wear proudly…

Me Made May 2016

Last years Me Made May seemed impossible to take part in because I only had around 20 handmade items in my closet. This year I had a lot more items to choose from. I tried not to wear items more than twice. I also tried to layer summer and winter clothes. The images below are…