April in Paris dress

From the moment I laid eyes on this fabric I just knew I had to have it, and it had to be a dress. Elegant 50s fashionistas promenading past Parisian landmarks with a rich cobalt blue and fierce pink vibe on soft cream. Mmmm. I even like the shots of apple green. Delicious. I’d recentlyContinue reading “April in Paris dress”

Miss Evie’s Sunhat

Here’s the gorgeous Miss Evie in her brand new sunhat, courtesy of some lovely fabric from Lady Sew ‘n’ Sew and a cute little Butterick pattern. Evie has two parents who are just mad about their allotment, so this is the perfect thing for afternoons spent wandering amongst the cabbage patch, or feeding the chickens. The cute pocketContinue reading “Miss Evie’s Sunhat”

The A is for Architect shirt

*Fanfare* I had been looking forward to some serious sewing this last weekend. So, on Friday night as I skipped in through the door from work I pondered out loud the choices ahead … there was a stack of fabric as tall as me awaiting a decision in the sewing room. “Hmmm, I’m just decidingContinue reading “The A is for Architect shirt”

The London Bag

It’s finished! Yay! I LOVE this bag. This would have been a lovely, easy to sew bag project had it not been for the French instructions, and my desire to make two colour handles (I know, I just do it to myself), but overall I’m really pleased with the end result. Although I wasn’t sureContinue reading “The London Bag”

Parlez vous Franglaise?

This lovely iconic fabric from Makower (London) just begged to be turned into something fun and cheery. I wanted something a little different where I could mix four of the pattern fabrics into the design. After much searching I came up with this lovely pattern courtesy of Marie Claire. Trouble is, it’s in French! *sigh* As if sewing wasn’tContinue reading “Parlez vous Franglaise?”

Rarrrggghh! The fearsome beastie tote bag

Oooh … scary huh? Well, alright, not so scary but definitely schweeet. This awesome monster was inspired by this post on pinterest about customising a ready made tote with a monster appliqué – but when I saw the newsprint fabric at the fabric store I knew I had to make a bag for it to go onContinue reading “Rarrrggghh! The fearsome beastie tote bag”

Bright lights, big city shirt

A sneak peek at my latest UFO. I loved this fabric from the moment I saw it in a warehouse sale … and it’s perfect for my bloke (he used to be an architect). I thought I could really funk it up by using a contrast turquoise sketch blender for some detail and then differentContinue reading “Bright lights, big city shirt”

Dream in colour

Last night I dreamt in hues – cobalt, scarlet, primrose, emerald, amethyst, umber, celadon … a kaleidoscope of pattern, texture and colour, colour, COLOUR! You see I have a new crush … and it’s on an older man. Kaffe Fassett (pronounced to rhyme with safe asset as I found out last night) was running aContinue reading “Dream in colour”