Spotted

Well, this project was a long time in the making. I kind of lost my sew-jo over the last few months, but I think it’s finally back!

The kind people at the-stitchery sent me two metres of this gorgeous red spot peachskin last year, and I’ve been itching to get it finally sewn up into a simple summer top. And, at long last, here it is! (Sorry it took so long!)

I’ve actually had it finished for about a month now, but every time I’ve had a spare day to photograph it, the British weather did its usual thing (i.e. rained non-stop). So, when the sun finally came out to play I grabbed my camera before it could change its mind. Continue reading “Spotted”

Check Mate

So, the last time I did an outfit post, I was wearing a bobble hat and a winter coat. Now (hopefully) it’s time for sunnies and sandals. Hats off to fashion bloggers who put up daily outfit posts – it seems I can barely manage one every few months at the moment. The sunshine has definitely helped me get back into the blogging spirit of things though. Continue reading “Check Mate”

Roses Are Red…

…and so is this top. Which has roses on it, funnily enough. Anyway, I bought this embossed scuba fabric (which you might recognise from my last post) from Fabricland a few weeks ago on a whim, with no idea what to make with it (typically completely contradicting my own advice). I toyed with the idea of making a skirt, before doing a quick scout of my wardrobe and realising I was instead in need of a loose-fit, comfy tee (my favourite has a hole in it, boo) that is smart enough to wear to the office and casual enough to wear with slouchy jeans on days off. Continue reading “Roses Are Red…”

2014: A Year in Sewing

All in all, I’d say 2014 wasn’t a bad year in terms of projects completed, although I didn’t quite manage to make everything I wanted to (who does?). I’ve learned new skills and made plenty of mistakes along the way – sewing can be annoying as hell, but for some reason I just can’t stop.

These are a few of my favourite creations from this year – I aim to make clothes that I’ll enjoy wearing and want to keep for a long time to come, and all of these are still hanging in my wardrobe, so I must’ve done something right. Here’s to another year of lovely things made and errors learned from.

The Men’s Shirt Refashion

Men's Shirt Refashion Skirt

When my boyfriend was clearing out his collection of shirts, I swooped in a grabbed a few in the hope I might do something with them. I’d never tried refashioning anything before, so I kept it simple, and the resulting skirt has become one of my wardrobe staples. Continue reading “2014: A Year in Sewing”

Leopard Print + Fur

To paraphrase Carrie Bradshaw, I’ve never been the girl who can wear white and not spill on it – I even got curry sauce on my back once when wearing a white vest top. No, I don’t know how either. So I’m not really sure what possessed me to head to the Dorothy Perkins till with this cream-coloured fluffy coat in hand. It might be something to do with how darn soft and fluffy it is – I feel a bit like a baby polar bear in it, which is no bad thing I’m sure you’ll agree. Continue reading “Leopard Print + Fur”