Make your own Espadrilles: How I made Slippers to match my Suki Kimono!

  Hi again! If you’ve read my last post, you will have seen that I was fortunate enough to be a pattern tester for the brand new pattern release from Helen’s Closet; the Suki Kimono. Well, I couldn’t very well make the robe of my dreams and then pair it with my battered ol’ slippers … More Make your own Espadrilles: How I made Slippers to match my Suki Kimono!

Two pairs of Lakeside Pajamas by Grainline Studio

I’ve made two pairs of Lakeside PJ’s recently; my first pair in cotton lawn and my second slightly redrafted pair in an unbelievably soft chambray for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network. Head over there to read my post for them – I go into more detail about the process of binding these PJs in that post, … More Two pairs of Lakeside Pajamas by Grainline Studio

Carolyn Pajamas : Sewing the Collar & Lapels – a Photo Tutorial type thingy!

I’ve sewn two pairs of Carolyn PJ’s to date with a third pair in my sewing queue. I think it’s fair to say my love for this pattern has been well documented both here on my blog and over in my Instagram feed! A few of you have commented that you’re keen to sew them up too … More Carolyn Pajamas : Sewing the Collar & Lapels – a Photo Tutorial type thingy!

New PJ’s! Sewing the Carolyn Pajamas from Closet Case Files

Woohoo I have new PJ’s! Let me tell you these were long overdue because I was too busy sewing clothes I could actually leave the house in! But the time came when my very last pair developed holes in unmentionable places and I could overlook this pattern no longer. I think  Closet Case Files  released the … More New PJ’s! Sewing the Carolyn Pajamas from Closet Case Files

New Look 6334 – Girl’s Nightgown (View D) Pattern Review

So I’ve finished View D; the nightgown.  At the outset, I assumed that this would be a really quick and satisfying project; it’s just four pattern pieces (plus the binding) after all.  However the minute I started cutting out the fleece I had myself convinced that I didn’t like working with this fabric at all … More New Look 6334 – Girl’s Nightgown (View D) Pattern Review

Girls Nightdress – Simplicity New Look 6334 – View A Pattern Review

I love this little pattern.  I’ve made all the views except D and E – view D is next on my ‘to do’ list. This pattern features a traditional nightdress, dressing gown and pyjama sets for girls aged 2-8. Oh and a blanket. The first time I made View A for my daughter Lillie, I … More Girls Nightdress – Simplicity New Look 6334 – View A Pattern Review