Upcycled Blanket Jumper

In some parts of the world I've heard a loose fitting pinafore is also called a jumper so I'll just clarify that I'm referring to a sweater or pullover as a jumper here as I'm from Northern England and that's what we say round our way. I like the word pullover though as that's what…

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Bluff Patch Pockets

Almost all the things I make have pockets of one form or another and I'm always looking at ways to make them more interesting. Sometimes though, interesting isn't always what a design requires, sometimes you want a feature to blend in to the background. I had a ready to wear linen tunic that I wore…

Here Comes Bod

This week it's been hard to work out whether I'm saying goodbye or waving hello. I've had a strange relationship with clothes over the past decade and a half. For personal reasons I won't go into, I developed a hoarding obsession with vintage clothing after living a large chunk of early adulthood being denied such…

#cosycardichallenge

Having not taken part in a sewing challenge before I find myself interested in re-making a couple of my horrific attempts at cardigans from when I first got an overlocker and started sewing with knits. It's not that they're badly made at all, in fact I suprised myself at how much I enjoy sewing with…

Big Girl’s Blouse

In the hope of ending up with something slightly less godawful,  I set about remaking this blouse. Originally given to me by my Auntie,  it was made from lovely silk but possessed absolutely non of that loveliness to accommodate the hulking bicep.  Aside from that affront,  it had a button placket of see through miniature…