Sorry I couldn't resist that old reference to the chocolate bar of my youth. Today I bring you a seasonal Pinny made with some super soft penguin calico from Minerva.com. I was gifted some of this cute penguin calico. It's a lot softer than the average calico with THE cutest red penguins on. It took … Continue reading P-P-P-Pick up a Penguin Pinny
I may have mentioned this before but the Lane raglan from Hey June is my go to t-shirt/hoody pattern. I used it for my cloud t-shirt as well as the base for my green furry goodness jumper. When I came across this grumpy bear fabric at Jelly Fabrics I knew it had to be mine. … Continue reading Grrreat Lane
Turning the Zadie Jumpsuit into a dress. So, I've worn the Zadie jumpsuit A LOT! I've gone from someone who doesn't do jumpsuits to one who goes straight to my Zadie when I want an easy option. My figure has changed in the last year or so and my summer wardrobe had been trimmed down … Continue reading From Jumpsuit to dress
How do you store your patterns? Are they all neatly put away in a box? On display on a shelf? Filed in a cabinet? Left in a pile? I thought I'd got it sussed. I have all of my general, big four stored in a plastic draw tower and boxes. Yes, I've got a lot … Continue reading Pattern storage
Jump suits. How do you feel about them? I've never been a fan. I think it's the loo issue. The thought of taking everything off to do the necessary just puts me off. Well, that was until I saw Tara from Paper Theory wearing her jumpsuit last year. It caught me, hook line and sinker. When … Continue reading I fell for Zadie, hook, line and sinker
Life has kept me busy for a while, alongside Crafty Clyde we took Norwich Sewcials to Norfolk makers festival with workshops, a stand and the launch of our new membership scheme. Click MEMBERSHIP to find out more. It's been busy behind the scenes but we hope to bring you more sew days, trips and workshops in the … Continue reading Building a wardrobe of blackwoods
Hello, Happy New Year! I don't know about you but December and Christmas flew by in a whirlwind of present sewing and food. Yes, and the odd glass of wine too. I have to admit I relaxed more over the few days after new year than during all of the celebrations. Finally a few moments … Continue reading Joining a class.
Today I thought I'd take you through my thought process of buying the fabric and getting round to making the thing. Yes, it happens. Mostly. So normally when I buy fabric, if I'm with friends they also admire and encourage me to indulge in the most beautiful yardage. When I bought my gorgeous green furry … Continue reading Green Furry goodness
As we come around to Norwich Sewcials Fabric shop lock-in at our local emporium I start to think about my needs and wants. What do I NEED? I look though the patterns and start to plan my makes. I search through my stash to make sure I don't already have it and try to pare … Continue reading Party Fabric shopping
Hello stranger I hear you cry. I'm back with more murmurings about fabric and life in the sewing lane. I've started to muse seasonal stuff. I don't know about you but I try to put off the C word for as long as possible. As I'm getting older and having to admit to being a … Continue reading Seasonal Sewing- Christmas!!!