The Dungarees Saga Continued..

A few years ago now, I treat myself to a pair of wool dungarees. I’d had my eye on them for a while. However when they arrived I was a bit disappointed with the finishing of them and wasn’t back sewing myself at this point. I didn’t wear them as often as I’d have liked… Continue reading The Dungarees Saga Continued..

Sunday Sweater Mohair Edition By PetiteKnit

I’ve been working on the Sunday Sweater Mohair Edition by PetiteKnit for the past few weeks using yarn from a vintage coral cardigan that no longer fitted - so I pulled it back. It took ages to do this because mohair is really shaggy and prone too snaggle up. I salvaged most of the yarn… Continue reading Sunday Sweater Mohair Edition By PetiteKnit

MIY March 2020 Intro

Hello, it’s been a while since I blogged. In truth that is because I have been going through a bad patch with my health and haven’t been sewing so have withdrawn in order to protect myself from the disappointment that inability brings. I’m knitting though as it can be done on the lap though not… Continue reading MIY March 2020 Intro

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

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

Re-knitted & Re-purposed – Noro Hotchpotch Cardigan

When I lived on a boat I had much use for arm warmers but since living back on terra firma the couple of pairs that I'd knitted didn't get much wear anymore. They were the Monkten Mittens by Jane Ellison from her book Noro Unlimited and I'd made mine from Noro Kureyon. I decided to… Continue reading Re-knitted & Re-purposed – Noro Hotchpotch Cardigan

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