Hello there sew pals, It’s been a while, but after nearly a year sitting on the subs bench, I’m happy to be back in the game. I was tempted to wait until next week to publish and it would have been exactly a year since my last post, but I resisted injecting a false sense … More I’ve not been gone long, I’ve just been out back…The Collins top.
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
Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a nice break and are now as terrified of returning to work as I am. I had a little bit of a sewing break over the winter months, but started 2016 with a sewing session and hope it’ll be more productive sewing year. Although I enjoy … More Gifts and RSI often go hand in hand- Quilting
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.
If we drink enough cocktails, wear enough palm prints and listen to enough Barry Manilow, then we can all pretend we’re in the depths of a tropical heatwave, as opposed to trying to work out which shoes are the most waterproof. For my dear friend’s birthday I was desperate to give her a little October … More Copacabana Nightwear- the damn easy Nightie
Welcome to Fuck Off Bunting Film School! This is a course you can undertake and complete, in only one humid Sunday afternoon, just like me! Here’s a little stop motion video, that I made in my living room on a Sunday using my iPhone and a bunch of materials from my sewing stash. I work … More FOB Film School
I am now back from my holiday and feeling refreshed. Not only has being away got me excited about starting some new projects, it has also given me some energy to show off. Toronto (pronounced Toronuuh if you’re a local) treated me very well and I had a week full of activities, sunshine, chicken wings … More Toronuuh show & tell
So we are in August now and I spent most of July starting at my summer dresses and swedish hasbeens, frowning. Summer you haven’t been so kind to us folks in the UK, sure you threw us a couple of nice days, enough to tan forearms and noses, but not quite enough for us to … More When positive thinking is the last resort- The Bonnell
I find myself jealous of babies more often than I’d care to admit. Sure there are the obvious reasons, like lots of sleep and no worries or cares and being constantly told how gorgeous you are- but this time it was because of dungarees. Towards the end of last year dungarees were coming back on our … More Na Na Na Na Na BAT BOY!
As promised in my last post, here’s one one of the projects I had been stashing away, as it was birthday gift. For a good few years, I have been making my friends hand embroidered Pyjama bottoms, as Christmas and birthday presents. Then I thought, “hey! I can rev this up a bit and MAKE … More Pyjama Party Presents- the Striped Swallow Coachella shorts.