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...
Suedette Pouch

Suedette Pouch

Suedette pouch Suedette pouch I made business card holders in a similar manner to this suedette pouch in – this – blog post. And a lightweight sunglasses cover in – another post. This is a variation on those two using left-overs from a softer...
Stone & Silver Earrings

Stone & Silver Earrings

Stone & Silver Earrings Stone & Silver Earrings I’ve made a bunch of stone & silver earrings already which you can see in the Jewellery Category at the top of this blog. What makes it easy is having a stash of silver finding, fastenings and hooks in...
Quick Tote Bag

Quick Tote Bag

Quick Tote Bag Quick Tote Bag This has to be the easiest, quickest tote bag ever. Hence me calling it Quick Tote Bag. You need: – a rectangular piece of fabric approximately 40 cms wide x 85 cms long2 x pieces of strapping approximately 70 cms long eachmatching...
DIY Fabric Necklace

DIY Fabric Necklace

Fabric Necklace This is a great way to use up fabric strips from when I made – this – top. I also made a set of fabric bracelets to go with this diy fabric necklace which you can see – here. You need: – long fabric stripsmatching colour...
New Look Kimono Jacket

New Look Kimono Jacket

New Look Kimono Jacket New Look Kimono Jacket I might have mentioned a while back that a friend’s mother went into a care home. She was an avid seamstress and had a pile of fabric which I inherited. I made a pair of culottes from this fabric as well a New Look...
Party Bag

Party Bag

DIY Party Bag Been a while since my last post. I will never stop posting as I cannot stop making things. But real life does get in the way of having fun sometimes. Recognize the dress in this pic? The pattern for that is –┬áhere. And I’ve made a similar...
Malachite Earrings

Malachite Earrings

Malachite Earrings I’ve been trawling Pinterest for inspiration to make silver wire jewelery and came across something similar to this pair of malachite earrings. I love the simplicity of it. No clasps or soldering or anything other than a bit of calculated...

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