Go Mahoosive With Sew Inclusive

In the past year, there's been lots of discussion about inclusivity in the sewing community. Opinions have been voiced about the lack of representation of people who are older, non-white, fatter, non-gender standard and disabled makers modelling the promotional material of sewing pattern designers - both by independents and by the larger established companies. People… Continue reading Go Mahoosive With Sew Inclusive

Sicily Scissors Sweatshirt

Hey up, long time no blog. I'm mainly popping by to talk about discharging colour from garments but I shall skirt tentatively around any detail because I'm not sure that giving information about using harmful chemicals over the interwebs is wise or responsible. So I'll make no mention of what I used or where I… Continue reading Sicily Scissors Sweatshirt

Making A Sun Visor

I have at all times to avoid the sun for health reasons and even short UV exposure can make me poorly. Hence you won't see me in anything without long sleeves, plenty of coverage is key. I wear year round total sun block. When protecting my eyes I reluctantly wear sunglasses, but I'm not a… Continue reading Making A Sun Visor

Recycled Shrink Plastic Buttons

Just a short post to talk about the process I've used for turning some salvaged plastic from the polystyrene group to make shirt buttons. I'll probably make bigger ones too but I am only coming by this stuff in dribs and drabs. It's not my idea, I've seen lots of things made from shrink plastic… Continue reading Recycled Shrink Plastic Buttons

Upcycled T-Shirt Jacket

Have been working on a knitting pattern design whilst not able to do any machine sewing and it's funny where things start and where things end up I find. In order to make the knitted shape I wanted, I made a template out of the spider's web wrap that I use instead of Swedish tracing… Continue reading Upcycled T-Shirt Jacket

Re-worked Linen Dress – Make It Fit #1

On the to-do pile for 2+ years, it's about time I pulled my finger out and got on with this. I've used this ready to wear dress for a few years previously and much as I loved it there were also niggles. The pleats all faced in the same direction which means that it looked… Continue reading Re-worked Linen Dress – Make It Fit #1

Betwixt And Between – The Hinterland Dress

More pattern designers are getting their plus sized blocks on lately I've noticed which is a good thing. It has been a case of watching a new pattern come out and promoted via social media and having to scroll on, much akin to having your face pressed up against the chocolate shop window like Charlie… Continue reading Betwixt And Between – The Hinterland Dress

Style Arc Loren Jacket

When I saw this recent pattern release by Style Arc, I thought it would be the perfect project for me to undertake to do something gradual and methodical, to pace myself with. I'd bought some fabric last year from Minerva Crafts to make a Sew Me Something Bianca but ended up using my childhood blanket… Continue reading Style Arc Loren Jacket

Andy Warhol Ice Cream Arenite Pants

Every so often I cast a critical eye over the garments I've made in the past, sometimes things will get made again because I'm not happy with the finish used and want to extend the life of something I wear a lot or simple because it doesn't get too much use in its' current form.… Continue reading Andy Warhol Ice Cream Arenite Pants

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