Sewing

From frumpy to fabulous-ish

The theme for the February Make a Garment a Month Sewalong on Instagram is “from frumpy to fabulous”, and the idea was to take an existing item of clothing that made me feel frumpy and transform it. I knew I was going to struggle with this as most of my frumpy clothes get dispatched pretty […]

Read more
Sewing

We sew yellow SAL

A while back my lovely friend Hélène sent Suzy and I some glorious yellow gauze with the idea that the three of us would sew something together in the summer. The problem became – whose summer?! We decided to make a Sewing sans frontieres challenge where we would just ask people to sew anything yellow with us, […]

Read more
Sewing, vintage

1920s kimono negligee

I won a prize in the 2017 Designin’ December challenge for this Dior knockoff, the prize being two PDFs from the Vintage Pattern Lending Library. I chose the 1920s hat (made here ) and also this rather fabulous kimono pattern. I had some silk that I bought in India picked out to make this kimono, but […]

Read more