This is going to be a ‘twofer’ post (two-fer-one), mostly because these are patterns you’ve seen before but in another guise. First up, another Kimono top. Pattern: Kimono top from Salme. I made it before in chiffon here and delicious Liberty lawn here. Fabric: 1m of lace from Hickey’s. I bought this about a year […]

Navy Pleated Skirt

I have wanted a sensible navy pleated skirt for a long time. It took some organisation. First, I found the fabric – heavy cotton in Murphy Sheehy’s. Then, I found the pattern – a straight-forward vintage pattern on Etsy. It has four versions: a mix-and-match of long or short, with box-pleats or pleats folded to […]

Something of a failure

I think it’s fair to say that, with regard to sewing, I’ve had a good run of late. Sure, I’ve had a few blips but almost everything I’ve made in the last year, I wear regularly. Not this one. It’s the alternative view of the here – and wear it loads. I got some denim […]


Here’s a skirt that I finished up quite a while ago. Pattern: Ginger by Colette Patterns. This was the first paid-for pattern of Colette’s that I used (I made the Sorbetto before but it’s a free pattern). It’s marked as a Beginner pattern and it is definitely a good choice for a first fitted skirt. […]

FO: Pleated Skirt

It is a very dismal day here today. January is out to show us what it’s about. Well, to take your mind off it, I have a few things to show over the next couple of days – projects I had finished or very nearly finished right before I went home for Christmas. The first […]