Why I’m not doing Me Made May

But still want to show you lots of photos. First of all, I would just like to say that I LOVE MMMay, so this is nothing personal against it! I’ve taken part for the last 2 years (here’s a snapshot … Continue reading

Dreaming of… coat making progress

The pattern

The pattern

And thank goodness I’m making progress.

To be honest, choosing the fabric was the longest battle. After countless samples, we finally picked one and then I spent a little while plucking up the courage to order such an expensive yardage!



However, I eventually plucked up the courage and a few days later this beautiful bolt of grey cashmere arrived on my doorstep. It was beautifully packaged, but I was too excited to photograph that before opening it, so you’ll have to take my word for it.


As I showed you briefly a few weeks ago, I had already made a muslin which fit well. So I stuck to using this as the lining. This left the interfacing and the outer fabric still to cut.


I then proceeded to spend the next million hours of my life cutting out the same pieces, what felt like 20 times each. There was lots of palm sweating while cutting into this wool, but it cut like a dream.



All the pieces ready to go - just waiting for the main fabric!

All the pieces ready to go – just waiting for the main fabric!

At this point that’s as far as it’s got. I’m relying heavily on the good fit of the muslin to see me through to fitting to actual coat, so watch this space for a hopefully beautiful coat coming soon!

The big wide business world


Right, now I don’t want anyone to be worrying about my lack of sewing around here. It may not look like I’m up to much, but some how this year has kicked off to a great start in my Etsy shop, which has kept me busy with orders.

I’m so excited that I can share my latest commission with you. I really enjoy designing and making things for others. It means I get to sew and create new pieces, but I don’t need to buy a bigger house to fit in all my clothes.

The design stages

The design stages

Lining / Mulsin

Lining / Mulsin

The fabric

The fabric

This dress was a custom design and make and I have to say I loved it so much it was hard to send it across the world. Luckily she loves it too so at least I know it’s gone to a good home!


A Cami-o appearance

A Cami-o appearance

Pah ha ha, see what I did with the title there? But, unfortunately it’s true. My lovely Cami dress intentions have not ended so well and I now have a beautifully made shirt – that doesn’t fit :-(. I’m not … Continue reading