Dressmaking · I Made That! Monday · Sewing · WIP

“I’m Making That!” Monday – WIP Sorbetto

I intended to post about this make fully finished today, but alas, it’s not done! I decided I’d share it anyway in all it’s mid-way, work-in-progress glory. After the first Colette Sorbetto I made – forever ago – ended up a bit rubbish, I was a bit hesitant to try again. I’m hoping the change in fabric…… Continue reading “I’m Making That!” Monday – WIP Sorbetto

Dressmaking · Sewing

The Top 5 Patterns On My To-Sew List

I gather a lot of sewing patterns. I have a monthly subscription to the delightful Love Sewing which includes a free pattern with every issue and I also have a bad habit of buying patterns I think are cute when they are on sale! As I have so many I decided it was time to pull my finger out and…… Continue reading The Top 5 Patterns On My To-Sew List

I Made That! Monday · Sewing · Sewing Fail

“I Made That!” Monday – A Second Unsuccessful Grace

Today I’m going to share one of my sewing fails with you all – part of creating this blog was to be honest about the not-so-great makes too after all! I made my first Simple Sew Grace dress a while ago, and while it was too small to fit me (minor oversight) it turned out…… Continue reading “I Made That!” Monday – A Second Unsuccessful Grace

Re-use, Recycle, Re-purpose · Refashion · Sewing

Refashion: Jeans to Handbag

In my last issue of Love Sewing (the best birthday present subscription ever) I found a tutorial for turning an old pair of jeans into a cool denim bag. What a great use for those worn out holey jeans that normally get thrown away! I have a growing pin collection (new obsession) and nowhere good enough…… Continue reading Refashion: Jeans to Handbag

Craft · I Made That! Monday · Sewing

“I Made That!” Monday – A Triple Bill

I posted yesterday about how happy I was to be returning to crafting and blogging (two of my favourite hobbies!) and today I have a few things to share with you. I’ve been sewing and crafting sporadically through my mini-break and as I’ve not posted in a few months I thought I’d give a quick…… Continue reading “I Made That!” Monday – A Triple Bill

Christmas · I Made That! Monday · Sewing

“I Made That!” Monday – Christmas Tote

Everyone that knows me, knows I’m a sucker for a bit of the festive spirit. This last week at work I’ve discovered a dedicated Christmas station on the radio and have been treating my colleagues to an hour or so festive fun a day. I love it! (Jury is out on them.. ha!) So when…… Continue reading “I Made That!” Monday – Christmas Tote

Craft · I Made That! Monday · Sewing

“I Made That!” Monday – Little Lace Headband or Getting my Mojo Back

Just a little one today. I mentioned yesterday about how I’m struggling with my crafty mojo right now. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that I started in on making some clothes, and it takes so much longer than small little makes that I lose patience and motivation. What I really…… Continue reading “I Made That!” Monday – Little Lace Headband or Getting my Mojo Back