PDF pattern Blunder! Grrr

So I had been printing up a bunch of PDF patterns and putting them together (Thread Theory Peacoat, Colette Jasmine, Colette Moneta, Colette Mabel). After 200 pages of printing over the last couple of weeks I hadn’t changed the printer settings so the patterns were all wrong!!!!


Silver lining is that explains why the Jasmine top came out a bit wonky and why the collar just didnt look like the one in the pictures!!

SO anyway am back to starting again! Thank goodness I hadnt used them to cut some pricier fabric!


Word to the wise – always check the test box!


Colette Jasmine (First attempt)

I bought this pattern on a whim. Instead of going ahead and making one to wear I decided to do a toile.

I used this viscose fabric I bought at 50p/meter so great.

Relatively easy to follow pattern although made a hash of it when constructing the collar . The thing with the collar is that there is a lot of bulk going on there.

So for next attempt there will be no interfacing used.

I definitely know how to do it for when I attempt with my Liberty Tana Lawn fabric.

I have been wearing the toile for 2 days now and it has some fit issues – now I am not sure whether that’s down to the fabric orΒ that the size was too big. I was between a 8 and 10 so went for 10.

Either way I will try it again in a size 8.

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Grumpy Owls McCalls M6727

McCalls M6727

This was a relatively easy project and I enjoyed making a pocket for the first time. I was challenged by the curved seams in the yoke of the dresses. I realised the best way forward for me was to pencil in the seam line THEN sew. Result was much better that way!

Seams were finished using pinking shears.

Will I make this again. YES!

From onesie to stuffed toy elephant

2 cute soft onesies
2 cute soft onesies
getting ready to cut
getting ready to cut
Ready for stuffing
Ready for stuffing

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This was great fun to make. Had to stop while I had to find the hollowfibre filling. The best bit was stuffing it. I felt it coming to life!