Gold Lady Skater

Blog photo opportunities are hard to come by these days - I made this Lady Skater in March to fit in with the Stashbusting Sewalong theme of sewing with patterns we already have. I mean, I bought the fabric especially, because I only have one piece of jersey in my stash and it wasn't big enough. Also, it was very [...]

Much 70s, So Dress

I've set myself the realistic but still challenging goal of finishing one project each month in 2015. In January I made some pyjamas, which I have yet to blog about because blog photos mean makeup, but wearing pyjamas means no makeup, and I just don't know what to do. February's project was much more makeup friendly! I found this [...]

Very Easy Very Vogue 7808

Here is my first (and only, for this year at least) Vintage Sewing Pattern Pledge make; something of a surprise success, considering that the toile looked very reminiscent of my costume for the part of King Herod's advisor in a junior school nativity! The pattern is Very Easy Very Vogue 7808, and once I'd disregarded almost all of the [...]

Dolores Batwing Dress

A couple of months ago, Zoe sent me some pictures of her new batwing top/tunic/dress pattern, and asked if I would mind testing it out. Zoe was my first real-life sewing friend, and is one of the nicest people you could hope to meet, so I was very happy to help. I'd been keen to give [...]

1PPW: Birthday Dress

Yay! I finished my birthday dress! Happy birthday to me! Oh, wait... my birthday was two months ago. I'll be honest, all I needed to do to get it ready for my birthday was a tiny bit of hand sewing and the hem... Could I be bothered? No. Thank God for the 1PPW challenge! This is actually my second [...]