Hello there sew folk, Sorry it’s been so long, but I’m delighted I’ve been able to catch you before festive mayhem ensues. Yesterday we put up the tree at FOB HQ, so it’s hard for this post not to be draped in a little tinsel. Here’s our masterpiece…slightly too big to fit in the space, … More A Very Tactile Christmas- Papercut Kochi Kimono
Hello there sew folk, I am on final countdown at work before a week of holiday mega -sunshine. I planned to make 100 flippy summer dresses for effortless dressing options, but my sew queue was reorganised when Ma FOB asked me to make her a dress- she’s also off on holiday this week and wanted … More The Merchant & Mills Factory Dress- introducing a guest star
Hey there Sew pals, I hope all of your navigational equipment is working in the noggin and you are finding a way through August. All is well at FOB HQ, I’ve had a few fabric deliveries and had some time not only to sew for myself, but a few gifts for my favourite ladies. In … More A tigress never matches her stripes- The Rosie Dress.
For the most part I can keep my fabric stash in control. I am trying to make more clothes for myself and in being more considered about what I want my wardrobe to be made up of, means my fabric buying is more considered too. However this all goes out the window when it comes … More Big Bouquets for not so little ladies.
I expected it to be a doomed relationship. Even before I got involved, I was pretty sure it was going to be a disaster. To quote T-Swif “I knew you were trouble when you walked iiiinnn” Me… The Named Inari tee dress pattern… Could we ever be together? I love pretty much all of the … More Fatal Attraction- Named Inari Tee Dress
In London, the weather shaman treated us to a particularly mild spell in the lead up to Christmas, that left myself and other city dwellers stripping off their coats. This warm spell made an impact on my winter makes; my usual hibernation knitting was usurped and my standard two pairs of tights and thermal vest … More Weather Warrior Princess- By Hand London Zeena Dress
When I saw Marilla Walkers latest capsule wardrobe, the Robert’s collection launched, I was really pushed for what to make first. The Robert’s collection is the type of pattern that jumps straight to the top of the make list and you question ‘How many could I make before people realise, I only wear one outfit … More Marilla Walker Roberts Dungarees, a schmoofster’s dream.