At the Great Wall I made a new Autumn coat for my trip to China. In fact I only just finished it in time – I was sewing the hem while packing in the hours before leaving for the airport! But it’s a perfect travel coat – soft and fluffy… Warm but not too bulky.
Thinking of buying fabric in Beijing? Here’s my review of the Silk Market
Long Time No see So…. I’ve not written anything in ages. But I have a good reason for that – I’ve been stuck behind the Great Firewall of China for the last two weeks. No google, no gmail, no wordpress, no youtube, no instagram, no tumbler – it felt like a trip back in time!
My Sprout Patterns Bikini from last week came with quite a lot of extra fabric. It turned out to be very useful when I messed up one of the cup pieces and had to recut it… but there was still a load left. …What to do with it? I then remembered this pattern from Burda
Who hates tracing patterns? Who finds marking fabric time-consuming? Who thinks preparation is the dullest part of sewing? Me, for one! It is however super important. Mistakes made in the initial stages cannot be corrected later. You can waste a lot of time and nice fabric by laziness at the start of a
This is a fabulous pattern – I knew the moment I saw it I’d be making it. I completed it a couple of months ago, but had to wait for the right occasion to wear it out. -A classical concert and dinner in Kobe – and I wish I’d taken more photos cos it was
A simple sleeveless shirt with a v-neck and a gathered front from the June 2018 issue. Perfect project to show-case a the sort of big, bold patterns I love but that always get lost in a more complex project. Super simple, easy-as-pie, cant-possibly-take-more-than-a-day.
I loved the look of this project from the moment I saw it; smart and professional but light and breezy. I was also intrigued by the “Colour-Blocking” use of the striped fabric – (do you call it ‘colour blocking’ when it’s all the same colour?)
BSM 2018-08-103 Red Umbrella Mini-Skirt This is a project from Autumn last year. I made it for my birthday trip to Arima Hot springs with my friends. The project The skirt comes from Burda Style August 2018, Swinging Sixties collection. Original is here. I loved the cool exposed zip and angled front skirt – a
Old Project Review – Full Skirted Dress, British Sewing Bee Book As summer is on the way I’ve been switching round my wardrobe this weekend. I dug around the back of my closet and pulled out all my summer clothes including this; my green swirly dress! This dress has a real special place in my