The Frankenstock Experience – The Sequel

Back in the midst of time, I wrote about my shoe mending journey The Frankenstock Experience and since then there's been developments. As a quick recap, I ended up with a working shoe: I was really happy with them and wore them all winter around the house with socks, then spring came and they were… Continue reading The Frankenstock Experience – The Sequel

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

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

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

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

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

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