The Cut Above Collection – Cardigan Jacket Part 1

I'm very keen to trial this pattern that I acquired from eBay recently. It's good to find vintage patterns that I can still have a go at making that just fall within the limits of my measurements so will need grading up to have the intended ease of the design, it doesn't seem to work… Continue reading The Cut Above Collection – Cardigan Jacket Part 1

Death To The Pixies, The Peak T-Shirt Rejuvenation

Over the years I've collected many t-shirts from Pixies gigs. I've been a different shape for a while so they've gone unworn up until I decided to upcycle most of them into a lounging around the house coat. I incorporated a few striped and orange jersey offcuts into the mix and I was happy that… Continue reading Death To The Pixies, The Peak T-Shirt Rejuvenation

The Longshaw Dress

Do you take time away from a project to think about it? I do, I'll often let it sit until I'm really sure how I want to proceed. When Wendy Ward's A Begginer's Guide To Sewing With Knitted Fabrics came out early this year I was certain of one thing - that I wanted to… Continue reading The Longshaw Dress

Panelled Skirt And Dreams Of Making

So when actual making isn't possible because of limited physicality it doesn't mean the creative juices aren't flowing. Am jotting a few future plans here because I'm one finger typing and am not gripping a pen yet so this is a useful tool. With regards to sewing, I've still got stacks of plans such as… Continue reading Panelled Skirt And Dreams Of Making

Adapt, Improvise, Overcome

So knitting is currently quite challenging. I'd just started a new project - Erika Knight's Siena top and the hands decided to swell making it difficult to operate. But I'm trying a new way of holding the needle with the work on under my arm and using my left hand thumb to do the wrapping… Continue reading Adapt, Improvise, Overcome

Let The Cloning Commence – Making Balloon Dungarees

I'm on a mission at the moment, it's been brewing for a while. When I became more rotund, I found I felt particularly at home in dungarees and thinking back I've always had a soft spot for them. In my late teens I had a pair of paint splash print black balloon dungarees and used… Continue reading Let The Cloning Commence – Making Balloon Dungarees

The Long And Short Of It

Hell on wheels, Mr SOTSM is tough on his threads. Only last week I mended his genie pants that were made from a silk sari as they'd developed holes. I'd made them for him to be comfy in when he was in hospital a couple of years back and since then they've been a favourite… Continue reading The Long And Short Of It

The Frankenstock Experience

Last year I bought a pair of Birkenstock Tatami Santa Cruz after the summer season and gave them a bit of a paint spattered job then put them away ready for the warmer weather this year. I bought them online from a supplier in Germany and have worn this brand of shoe for a long… Continue reading The Frankenstock Experience

Making Maya

Well, to start at the beginning wouldn't make much sense when describing how I went about making the Maya Top by Marilla Walker. Having identified a lack of simple tops in my wardrobe I thought it would be an ideal layering garment. As someone who needs to think about adding extra bust accommodation into most… Continue reading Making Maya

Last Year’s Most Worn

Just a quick post to talk about this (portmanteau alert) coatigan. Made around this time last year and probably worn every day since is the Bianca by Sew Me Something - a pattern which I jumped on upon it's release. I decided to make it from a Danish army blanket which had several properties which… Continue reading Last Year’s Most Worn