Free to download pattern from deer & doe The Plantain T-shirt is a free to download pattern from Deer & Doe so there is absolutely no reason not to give it a try. Given my new-found obsession with sewing with knits after completing the SewOverIt online course I was looking for a few good … Continue reading Plaintain T-shirt – free pattern review
Saxifraga is a warm and cosy hat knit in aran weight yarn with a simple geometric motif created in colour work. the hat gradually changes from colour A at the brim to B at the top. This is my newest knit creation and the pattern is available to buy now on Ravelry!! Knit in … Continue reading A new knitting pattern and a giveaway!
Who doesn't love the chance to both knit and sew whilst discussing it every step of the way with a group of like-minded crafters? I personally love it and the Outfit-Along has not disappointed. For those who missed my previous post about this and have no idea what I'm talking about it is a challenge … Continue reading OAL2016 is complete!
Recently I have seen a lot of really great pencil skirts popping up on sewing blogs, in magazines and in real life. I decided it was time to make one for myself. Pencil skirts are often tricky to find one that fits well and as fit really is key I decided to draft my own … Continue reading A Stripy (and spotty) Pencil Skirt
I recently joined the Monthly stitch a blog where loads of sewers can post there makes. Each month there is a new category and sewers should make something that fits in with that category. This is a great way to focus all those ideas for new sewing projects and decide which one to make first … Continue reading Gingham Blouse
I've been working on a sewing project recently, the majority of which is almost complete. I have the basic body of a blouse but now I have all the new-to-me things left to do so there's still time for it to go horribly wrong as I need to add a collar and buttons! I love … Continue reading Buttons!
So after making my Capri trousers I was a little annoyed about the lack of fit so I decided to investigate some potential fixes. I'm not sure if these trousers will be rescue-able but at least I will know for the next time I make the pattern. To recap: I used my waist and hip measurements … Continue reading Trouser Fitting Issues
I had been really looking forward to making something from the Fashion with Fabric book that came out during the most recent series of the GBSB. It was written by Claire-Louise Hardie of The Thrifty Stitcher and it was there that she did a 30-day challenge to wear something made from the book each day. These … Continue reading Capri Trousers
For day 3 of knitting and crochet blogging week we are looking at photography. I have recently been trying to make my photos more appealing and have been thinking more about lighting and positioning but his was a chance for me to try some new ideas. I scoured pinterest to get some inspiration on how … Continue reading KCBW6 Day 3: Experimental Photography And Image Handling For Bloggers