New Look 6235

My first sewing project for my little boy. I had intended to make this up before he was born, but didn’t quite get round to it! Luckily my wee boy is a sleeper, so I do have time to sew ­čśÇ The fabric requirements for this according to the envelope is 1.3m but I got…

I AM patterns Zebre

More of my┬ámake nine plans┬ádone. This is my 5th make – over halfway through my plans now! The first shock when I got out this pattern to sew is that my measurements put me in the very top of the size range! The sizes for this company are not very inclusive at all, if I…

Mini Little Red Riding Hood :BS 10-2016-139

Another red wool coat, another Burda Style Magazine pattern for the mini me version. After the revelation of┬áthis coat┬áthat Burda Style magazine patterns are not that difficult to trace off I have been on a roll tracing off patterns to sew. The next one to actually be completed was this scrap busting coat. Having traced…

Refashioning all the jerseys!

The Great British Sewing Bee episode this week was all about reusing and refashioning. They mentioned 2 stats which really stuck out for me : 1. Home sewers waste 30% of the fabric they buy. This is crazy! I don’t think I do this, as I always under buy the yardage required – I find…

Little Red Riding Hood :BS 11-2017-101

As mentioned a few weeks ago, my overlocker blades are blunt. I have ordered a new set and while I wait for them to be delivered I really don’t want to be using the overlocker. That meant the things I had planned to make had to go on the back burner. I was still keen…

A little bit of knitting

Like most sewists I can also knit but I don’t knit very much at all and I am very slow at it. It takes me months to finish a jersey! However with the arrival of my little boy I have less time for sewing and a lot more time sitting on the couch. So I…