The Michael Miller Teapot dress

I made this divine dress earlier this summer when I first saw the Tea Party print appear on the Frumble Fabrics website. It was another must have … I didn’t have a clue what I was going to make with it when I first bought it, and when I first showed my newly purchased fabric to myContinue reading “The Michael Miller Teapot dress”

New shoes for Miss Nancy

Anyone who knows me even a little bit will tell you that I am not really “into” babies. Well, that’s probably slightly harsh. Let’s just say that if I was presented with a choice of a baby versus a basket of kittens … I’d be heading for the fluffy whiskered bundle before you had timeContinue reading “New shoes for Miss Nancy”

The Scarlet Woman bag

Oooh I love a bit of scarlet. Note: I am very fussy indeed about my red descriptors, and have often been heard ranting about why something can’t just be “red” … it could quite possibly be tomato or crimson, perhaps even vermillion, cardinal, flame, watermelon, brick or amaranth … never just plain old red. ThisContinue reading “The Scarlet Woman bag”

The Garden Party dress

It was the colour on this print that first drew my eye – cobalt blue, emerald green and magenta rich purple combine to pack a big punch to the large hydrangea print. A Kaffe Fasset design for Rowan it was a bit on the pricey side but what the hell! I spotted this on aContinue reading “The Garden Party dress”

The surprise seaside shirt

I first saw this fabric on a sale day at Lady Sew n Sew in Henley. Needless to say, true to style it was not actually IN the sale (as was nothing else that I bought that day) but I loved it on sight. I did look at all the fabrics in the sale butContinue reading “The surprise seaside shirt”

Projects past … the fish skirt

It’s no secret that I love a novelty print. Despite the fact that someone of my advancing age shouldn’t wear anything with creatures/cartoons/kitchenalia/foodstuffs (delete as applicable) on it I have chosen to buck the sensible trend. After all, what is the point in making something that doesn’t make some kind of statement? I just feelContinue reading “Projects past … the fish skirt”

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”