SWAP2017 Pt 6: By Hand London Anna Dress in Frida Kahlo

Last year I was working full steam on a SWAP2017 wardrobe. You can read some of the previous SWAP2017 posts here <link here>. View this post on Instagram Day 29 #mmm2017 . Wearing my BHL Anna dress that I sewed for my SWAP2017. . . . #memademay #memadeeveryday #sewing #dressmaking #blogcouture #coudre #handmade #handmadewardrobe #instapic #instagood […]

SWAP2017: An Over and a Lower

My SWAP has 4 overs which are : Fitted shirt in shocking pink. Embroidered fitted top Knitted red and white jumper White tie back top A ‘rogue’ dress For this post I am looking at the pink fitted shirt and the yellow maxi skirt. Fitted Shirt Sewaholic Granville and I got back a long way. […]

Blogs, SWAP logs and Anatolian shepherd dogs….

Hello everyone, A much belated post but better late than never. I have been busy trying to get as much sewing as possible and opted to use my blogging time towards sewing. This was an attempt to complete my SWAP2017 wardrobe before the April 30th deadline. Unfortunately I have missed this deadline by 4 garments […]

SWAP2017 The Capsule Wardrobe Saga Pt 2 : The Patterns

saga ˈsɑːɡə/ noun 2. a long, involved story, account, or series of incidents. “launching into the saga of her engagement” synonyms: rigmarole, story, lengthy story/statement/explanation; chain of events, catalogue of disasters; informalspiel, palaver On Sewing With A Plan. Following on from my last SWAP post, I continue with sharing the patterns I have selected. The rules […]

SWAP2017 The Capsule Wardrobe Saga Pt 1

saga ˈsɑːɡə/ noun 2. a long, involved story, account, or series of incidents. “launching into the saga of her engagement” synonyms: rigmarole, story, lengthy story/statement/explanation; chain of events, catalogue of disasters; informalspiel, palaver On Sewing With A Plan. I decided to start tentative work on a capsule wardrobe. After reading FabricKated’s last 2 SWAPS and […]

Girl’s Jersey Dresses 04/2018 #128 #burdachallenge2018

  There’s something about bright highly contrasting colours that I find attractive. During the last SEWDOWNDEWSBURY I bought 1 meter of such psychedelic swirling colours at Fabworks. Its not the best quality jersey – the pattern is printed – but it is not the worst either. It washed well and kept its brightness well for […]

McCalls Shirt dress M7387 Pattern Review

This was a dress that I made for a sewing challenge called #sewingtogetherforsummer last year. The challenge was to sew a shirtdress in time for the British summer (I know – its an oxymoron). Anyhow, I chose this pattern as it had been a recent addition to the stash from my epic US pattern haul. […]