I’m not sure about culottes. At one of the schools I went to, one of the teachers wore them – and I was amazed! The practicality of trousers but the look of a skirt… But my mom really hated them, … Continue reading
I have a slight sewing magazine addiction… I blame Panda, he likes reading them. Recently I treated myself to Beautiful Bags, one of those not quite a magazine, not quite a book things. There are several bags in it that … Continue reading
For Me Made May I’m trying to wear the things I’ve made from scratch. There aren’t too many (there are a lot more I’ve altered/refashioned, which filled a lot of me-made-may last year) so I’m concentrating on wearing the things … Continue reading
I, dott, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May’17. I endeavour to actually wear the things I am making now that I’m learning to use patterns. That’s 4 items so far, but I will also finish the thing that just … Continue reading
So yesterday I took a break from the housework to read the latest Sew Now magazine. I hadn’t been able to find it in the shops so bought it online. I read my way through, only to find…
Oh look, it’s my garden!
Sewing time has been rather limited recently. Hopefully I’ll get some more time over the Easter break.
There’s a new sewing magazine out, a sister mag to Love Sewing. In the second issue there was a utility skirt – what I’d call a combat or cargo skirt, because of the pockets on the sides. I am a … Continue reading
For my third pattern I chose the Threadcount 1613 dress, which came with Love Sewing issue 32. This is what it’s supposed to look like. I loved the look of the dress, particularly the wider skirt option, and had some … Continue reading
For my second pattern I decided to go for a tween pattern. Why? Because my measurements are closer to an age 11-12 year old than a real adult, so I thought this would require less alteration. Panda thought that this … Continue reading
Long time no post. Again. I booked some time off over the summer, bought some fabric – and then spent the time looking after builders. Oh well. Anyway, I’ve been sewing for years, but I’ve never made something from a … Continue reading
Finishing off the me-made-May posts. I’ve enjoyed doing this – it has been a little hard work, given that I have a wardrobe full of shop-bought clothes and just a few me-made ones, but has made me look at my … Continue reading