Purple Stain, Purple Stain.

I have been doing a LOT of things but I keep forgetting to blog about them. Once upon a time I would be quite distressed by this but I’m ok with it these days! So I’ve offered to make a very special dress for a friend and a part of that dress is some lovely…

A Mimosa and A Flamingo.

A Mimosa and A Flamingo.

A while ago some friends sent me this adorable flamingo fabric and I held onto it for so long because I didn’t want to use it on a wadder (i.e. something so crap I’d wad up and throw in the bin for non-sewist readers!) Since I’ve been making a bunch of half circle skirts I…

My birthday Jacaranda dress.

My birthday Jacaranda dress.

It’s taken me a long time to get photos of this dress! I sewed it up just in time to wear it on my birthday on the 20th of December and then I wore it again on Christmas Day. I’m sure I’ve worn it to other places as well, I’ve just been working and coping…

Project: Build Nick A Shirt.

Project: Build Nick A Shirt.

I’ve got a plan. I’m going to make Nick some shirts. I solemnly swear to work through this plan until I figure out a great fitting pattern and sew up some fabulous shirts! My major inspiration has been Peter Lappin of Male Pattern Boldness, a sewist of serious skill who combines fabrics like it’s no…

The saga of self drafted pants.

The saga of self drafted pants.

I have wanted some ankle length pegged/ tapered elastic waist pants with slashed pockets for ages, and I thought I might try to cobble together a pattern out of a pair of capri pants included in a McCall’s pattern I bought years ago. So the original pattern had a tunic, a dress, and shorts; I…