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

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

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

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

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