Capes and Cardigans Sew Along – January 2018

I’ve made quite a few dresses using the basic v-neck bodice from “Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book” by Gretchen Hirsch. More recently I’ve been tweaking the pattern to correct a slight high-low thing that was happening … i.e. the waist line was sitting slightly higher at the front, causing the skirt to have a small but … [Read more…]

A Special Birthday Dress

This is a bittersweet moment – my baby, my littlest one, has just turned 5! I made this dress for her party, and I think it might actually be the most favourite of all the different things that I have ever made her. I’m really happy with this one, and it was quite easy to … [Read more…]

Butterick 8800

I have always loved vintage sewing patterns. I learnt to sew using the patterns that had belonged to my mother and her sisters when they were teenagers and even though I like all the mod cons – like my overlocker and cover stitch machines – I do still like the old techniques that vintage patterns … [Read more…]