PROJECT: A pair of high waist cropped trousers with super wide leg
PATTERN: Megan Nielsen’s Flint Pants & Shorts MN2210
REASONS FOR MAKING: Having fallen in love with a pair of culottes I bought recently, I really wanted to add some more to my wardrobe.
Continue reading “Flint-tastic!”
PROJECT: A wax jacket for the ever changing Irish climate. I also wanted to ‘buy local’, purchasing things from retailers on this little island rather than sourcing from abroad.
PATTERN: The Kelly Anorak by Closet Case Patterns, purchased through www.dressfabrics.ie
REASONS FOR MAKING: I wanted a jacket for the wind and rain which is on the way and let’s face it, Barbour Jackets are slightly outside my budget!
Continue reading “The Kelly Anorak”
A little baby onesie…ok two of them!
PATTERN: Lara Sanner’s MONO onesie. PDF Pattern. I used sizes 3 months and 6 months. Continue reading “Big Sky, Little Onesie”
*side note: I began to write this post a few weeks ago when I was thinking of starting my site but I was nervous about posting it because I felt I didn’t know enough about it to have an informed opinion but I’ve just discovered Fashion Revolution and decided that maybe every little helps so this is my input for Fashion Revolution Week. Continue reading “Fashion Revolution Week”
A Spring jacket which is a soft unlined structure with dropped shoulders, mid length sleeves and turn up cuffs. Pockets optional (ok I’m still deciding if I should add them or not – I do like pockets!)
PATTERN: Rub-Off of a jacket I own. Continue reading “A Spring Jacket”
It’s time to replace our ironing board cover.
PATTERN: None needed really. Self draft using the Tilly and the Buttons tutorial which you can find here.
REASONS FOR MAKING: Our ironing board has been looking pretty tired for a while now, but the last time I replaced it with a crappy bought cover, it didn’t even fit properly so I was excited to give this a try once I saw it. Continue reading “Ikea Fabric Ironing Board Cover”
A lovely little bias cut cami and shorts pyjama set.
PATTERN: Tilly and the Buttons – FiFi #sewingfifi
REASONS FOR MAKING: I wanted to get back sewing again. I loved making my wedding dress but haven’t given myself the time to get back on the machine since. Continue reading “#SewingFiFi”
I will hold my hands up. I’m a bit messy. I’m not gross messy, just “I keep a lot of STUFF” messy. It’s organised chaos though. I swear! Ask me where something is within my stuff and I’m pretty sure I’ll find it. However, I live in an apartment with an extremely patient Continue reading “Decluttering…here we go again!”
I am a podcast newbie. Yes I’ve heard people talk about them for years but I never really heard of many subjects that interest me. But when I started looking into making my wedding dress and searching for tips and tricks, I came a cross a discussion on the Modern Sewciety podcast between Stephanie and Claire Shaeffer. I was reading her book on couture sewing techniques at the time so I was interested in hearing her speak. It was great to hear a subject I was interested in and could fully relate to so I continued listening to The Modern Sewciety and I’m delighted I did. Continue reading “Podcasts”
I own quite a lot of fabric. Some of it is beautiful and some of it not so much but the problem is, I’ve completely lost track of what I have. My fabric stash began about 20 years ago (feeling more than slightly old now!) when I made my first wrap skirt in secondary school. Continue reading “Meet Cora, the fabric stash angel.”