Done and done: The “Gwen” skirt

This is possibly the longest I’ve ever taken to complete a single garment. It started when I pulled my sister-in-law’s name for our family secret santa. Hot off a pattern alteration course, I decided that I wanted to design the ultimate skirt for Gwen. Several paper drafts, fittings and two muslins later, I finally got…

Easy ways to make simple projects look fancy

Lately, I’ve been sewing much simpler patterns, but taking time in finishing to make my items look really polished. There is nothing quite like the secret joy of knowing your skirt is lined in fun colour or that your pockets are made of a contrasting fabric. I’ve assembled some of my favourite ways to jazz up…

Me Made May in a hurry

I quickly realized that I had very little to wear for Me Made May once I cycled through my favourites in Week 1. I decided to turn to my trusty McCall’s 7195 and whip up a little shirt dress. It didn’t take too long, as I had already extended the pattern to make this sweatshirt…