Wall Shoe Holder

Wall Shoe Holder

Wall Shoe Holder Wall Shoe Holder I found the inspiration for this from Style Novice on You Tube. I’m happy with it but I should have made the pockets a bit deeper. I used an A4 page for the pocket pattern. Then made the background piece to fit the pockets....
Orton Bag

Orton Bag

Orton Bag Orton Bag I found this free pattern for the – Orton Bag – via merchantandmills.com. It’s easy an easy pattern to follow. Here’s my version of the Orton Bag. No need for written instructions as the pics are clear. Cut out pattern pieces Sew strap in place Sew...
How I made a Burda Jacket

How I made a Burda Jacket

Burda Jacket 115 How I made a Burda Jacket This isn’t a tutorial as such, but explains how I used a Burda magazine to make Burda Jacket 115. The pattern comes from quite an old Burda magazine – 11/2013. There are two versions of a similar item in this...
Plastic Free Food Covers

Plastic Free Food Covers

Plastic Free Food Covers Plastic Free Food Covers I saw cotton plastic free food covers in our Zero Waste shop the other day and was shocked at how expensive they are! Also, being cotton it was porous to air, something I didn’t want, as certain foods would dry...
Green Puff Sleeve Top

Green Puff Sleeve Top

Green Puff Sleeve Top Green Puff Sleeve Top I bought this fabric ages ago. The inspiration for this green puff sleeve top is the fresh floaty floral summer fashions trending right now. You need: – pattern – I found one on Pinterest – see...
Straw Bag

Straw Bag

Straw Bag Straw Bag This straw bag is made from two IKEA round place mats. You could use square ones or use place mats made from something else to make this easy bag. Here’s how I made this one. You need: – 2 x place matsmatching colour threadStrap for the...
Linen Balloon Sleeve Top

Linen Balloon Sleeve Top

Linen Balloon Sleeve Top Linen Balloon Sleeve Top I’m loving statement sleeve tops – hence this Linen Balloon Sleeve Top. And as always, I use easy shapes to make my clothes. Here’s how to make this top. I am a UK dress size 12. Adjust bigger or...
Brocade Shift Dress

Brocade Shift Dress

Brocade Shift Dress I’ve made a good few simple loose shift dresses like this brocade dress. You can head to the Dresses section at the top of this blog to see two I made in different fabrics and colours. Am not going to re-write all the instructions but rather...
Out of Africa Earrings

Out of Africa Earrings

Out of Africa Earrings Out of Africa Earrings This is a bit of a ‘blast from the past’ post. I made these Out of Africa earrings ages ago in the very early days of this blog. Since still I wear them so much, I thought I would post them again. With a much...
New Look Jacket

New Look Jacket

New Look Jacket New Look Jacket I’ve made this exact same New Look pattern before. First time was – here – when I made it as the pattern was meant to be. This time around, I lengthened the sleeves a bit. And made it a touch narrower in the back. Use...

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