Could it be? Yes it is! My Pattern Pyramid parcel from Karen at did you make that?. So how do you win this collection of lovelies? 1. Anyone, anywhere can enter by leaving a comment on this post by midnight GMT on Monday 16 July but you must have an active blog. 2. I will … Continue reading Pattern Pyramid Giveaway – round 2
It's time to get realistic - it's not exactly hot in the UK this summer. So I think it's time to revise my plans for summer dresses, and make some clothes I will be able to wear! Inspired by many lovely versions, but especially Ginger Makes, I bought the Tiny Pocket Tank pattern from Grainline … Continue reading Summer sewing plans revisited
Mr Doodle named this the add-8-inches skirt, because that's what most people seem to do - that pattern is short! It's a beautiful skirt pattern though, and I love the pockets. I picked up the fabric at a vintage fair a couple of years ago. … Continue reading The ‘add 8 inches’ skirt – Vogue 1247
Do you remember the scream Olive unleashes in Little Miss Sunshine when she gets the message that she has won the beauty contest? That was me yesterday when I found out I was one of the winners in Karen's Pyramid Pattern Giveaway. So excited to take part, and see how far around the world the … Continue reading I won, I won, I won, I won……
I pounced on this pattern in one of my local antique shops last week. I've been looking for a camisole/slip pattern - this was in my size and only £1! The construction was a bit of a challenge. The 'wing' at the top curves round under the bust - but once I'd got my head … Continue reading First vintage pattern – summer pyjamas part 1
Mr Doodle bought me a Burda magazine subscription for my birthday. I love the magazine, but my goodness, that tracing is intimidating! I picked a skirt with only 5 pieces (including pockets) and managed to do it without too much squinting. The fabric is a thick cotton with a bit of stretch, sold to me … Continue reading Burda tracing, and a fail remade!
Decorate your (or someone else's) head for the Jubilee! You will need: scraps of red, white and blue fabric, iron on interfacing (optional), pinking shears, hairclip, button, needle and thread. Also circular objects to draw around. I like to iron interfacing onto the fabric before cutting out, but you don't have to. Cut out four … Continue reading Jubilee hairclips tutorial