I have a terrible habit of sleeping in whatever I can find. Typically, a horrid old t-shirt and even worse, one with the sleeves cut out messily. WHAT?! I know! I sew wonderful garments for myself to wear during the day and out of the house. My mum […]
I’ve always loved sewing a classic shirt. Give me a collar stand and collar and I’m a happy seamstress. A shirt is a classic piece that is way above trends and is always very wearable. They are fun to sew and we can achieve so many looks with […]
This post is all about the PRAGUE TOP AND DRESS. I have made two tops to share with you and they are not what you’d expect. The cold shoulder made warm is a reality with some easy pattern changes to the sleeve. You’ll also be able to have […]
This is the third post in my “Go with the flow” capsule – collection that will use all the 8 patterns in the new book: SEW BEAUTIFUL. Make Stylish Handmade Clothing with Simple Stitch-and-wear Patterns by Kennis Wong. Catch up here 🙂 PART 1. Overview of all the […]
The Mornington top & dress has a beautiful V neckline and I it’s a great opportunity for me to focus on two ways to finish V necklines for a neat finish. This is the second post in my “Go with the flow” capsule – collection that will use […]
This is the first ever “capsule collection” of sorts, that I attempt. I have a very free point of view to my sewing that means that I will sew what makes me happy and what gets me inspired in the moment. Planning squashes my creativity, and I have […]
2 Causeway Bomber Jackets (NEW Itch to Stitch). Reversible or lined….. a sheer sleeve chiffon version too!
I’ve always been a fan of bomber jackets, and it’s a style that seems to stay around forever. Making them with statement prints has always been my approach, and I have made many bombers before in my days. When a testing call was posted for the Causeway Bomber […]
3 Antrim dresses (Itch to Stitch). Surplice bodice & ruched waistband. Sleeve alternatives & Peplum.
I was recently a pattern tester for Itch to Stitch designs, and this time, for the gorgeous Antrim dress. The Antrim dress has surplice bodice, another name for a wrap bodice, and this design has this bodice reaching below the bust. What completes the bodice length is the […]
The Celeste dress is a new sewing pattern release from Itch to Stitch Designs, I have been a pattern tester for this Indie pattern brand since 2017 and it it extremely difficult for me to pass on pattern tests. The designs are always so beautiful and totally my […]