Ruffle Sleeve Top

Ruffle Sleeve Top

Ruffle Sleeve Top It’s been like forever since I last posted here. Don’t know where to start with the excuses. Covid. Businesses closed. Been volunteering for various causes which have kept me busy. Been a bit miserable. Alcohol and cigarettes ban plus curfews. Routines upside down. Will stop right there. I did manage to get… Continue reading Ruffle Sleeve Top

Wilder Gown

Wilder Gown

Am totally and utterly in love with this Wilder Gown Dress. Since I started buying pattern magazines and downloading PDF patterns, I have to say, I’ve had OK results. Usually I have to make the item once – figure out what to do – and then make it again to get a satisfactory result. Sometimes… Continue reading Wilder Gown

Ogden Camisole

Ogden Cami

The Ogden Camisole has been hailed on social media as a super pattern. This marvelous creation that sewing bloggers make in multiples. How could I resist? Wish I could say it was a piece of cake to make. I can’t. My first attempt I can probably blame the fabric. A lightweight ultra slippery satin type… Continue reading Ogden Camisole

Unicorn Bag Tutorial

Unicorn Bag

Unicorn Bag Tutorial This Unicorn Bag Tutorial came about as I wanted to make a ‘Thank You’ gift for someone who is frankly obsessed with unicorns. It’s surprisingly easy to make. Here’s how. You need: – canvas or firm fabric for bag, facing, straps and pocket matching colour thread silver fabric for horn and ears… Continue reading Unicorn Bag Tutorial

DIY Tote Bag

DIY Tote Bag

DIY Tote Bag This simple DIY tote bag comes from – this – tutorial. Have made a few of them in different colours using left-over fabric. Love, love, love them. With the silver one I had to use some iron-on interfacing as the fabric was a bit too soft. Below is yet another version of… Continue reading DIY Tote Bag

Kochi Jacket 2

Kochi Jacket

Kochi Jacket This is my second Kochi Jacket. What I love about this Kochi pattern – from the Friday Pattern Company – is how the look and feel of the jacket varies considerably depending on the fabric you use. It’s so versatile. This version is collarless. Actually it’s more of a band than a collar.… Continue reading Kochi Jacket 2

Kochi Jacket 1

Kochi Jacket

Kochi Jacket 1 I’ve been wanting to make this Kochi Jacket for a long, long time. The pics on Instagram always look so good no matter what weight or drape of fabric is used. It’s very similar to my free sewing pattern – see that here – shared way back in 2014. My version is… Continue reading Kochi Jacket 1