A post by Rosie The challenge: Myosotis Dress by Deer & Doe The fabric: Edinburgh Gingham Cotton & Linen Mix Rosie is one of the fab duo behind New Craft House London. This is an amazing space in Broadway Market, East London where they run all kinds of workshops. 8 month pregnant Rosie picked out our Cotton … Continue reading Myosotis Dress – For maternity and beyond..
May is a fabulous month! It has TWO banks holidays! It is also the month of my favourite me made challenge. Though Zoe, the founder, won't like me calling it a challenge because as she is very clear that is not what it is, neither is it a commitment to post photos every day on … Continue reading Me Made May ’18
A post by Ruth The challenge: Coco by Tilly and the Buttons The fabric: Spot French Terry Jersey in Grey Marl A leisurely weekday afternoon. The sewing machine buzzes merrily; the baby slumbers peacefully. I sip tea, listen to classical music, and munch large bits of cake to reward myself for being so totally brilliant … Continue reading Sewing With Jersey – Easy (If you can thread your machine)
As dressmakers I think we tend to be perfectionists. While we are proud to make our own clothes we are also the first to point out (to any fellow sewist that will listen) all of the flaws in our handmade garments. There is a scale of sewing perfectionism. From those who meticulously trace patterns, make … Continue reading It Has To Be Perfect – Or Does it?
Kate Moss was famously discovered at the age of 14 in 1998 walking through JFK airport. Since then she has been the nations favourite supermodel. A Calvin Klein ad campaign and slip dresses made headlines in the noughties. Part boho, part rock chick, Kate always looks utterly glamorous. Read on to see how you can … Continue reading Style Icons – Kate Moss
Fabric: Foliage Canopy Crepe Pattern: Saiph by Papercut "Sometimes bad things happen to good fabric" When I was making this dress that is exactly what was going through my head. I had added quite a bit to the length (about 25cm) as when I measured the pattern it was hardly going to cover my bum. … Continue reading Saiph Dress – It all turned out ok…
A post by Tivian: Ok, err….sewing. I cannot really sew. I’ve made a cushion for my mum, which to be honest did come out a little weird. Think overly pointy corners. That said, I’m pretty confident that I’ll get to grips with sewing fairly sharpish(famous last words). I used to work as a carpenter so … Continue reading Sew Clueless
I have just finished my very first pair of jeans, like, real life denim trousers that can be worn in public! And you know what, they were not that scary, in fact they weren't scary at all. Even though it took me over 18 months from cutting the fabric to building up the confidence to … Continue reading Jutland Jeans
As part of the Dream Wardrobe consultations I always ask people who their style icons are. Each time there are a group of names that come up over and over again. So I thought it would be a great idea to focus on each of these style icons, delving into what their signature style is … Continue reading Style Icons – Alexa Chung
A post by Ruth. The challenge: to make the Laurel Top from Colette Patterns. The fabric: Bye Bye Birdie in Navy. I won’t beat around bush. The top I have in front of me would make a mildly accomplished seamstress weep/hysterically laugh with pity. It’s a bit wonky, I misunderstood some (really quite simple) instructions, … Continue reading AN ACTUAL TOP THAT I MADE