Sewn: Yoked blouse

Hello! This week I’m going sheer with a yoked design that I made the pattern for 🙂

This is another style that’s been rolling around in my head for a while! I definitely have plans to make some variations of this up in my ‘nice fabric’, so I treated this as a prototype (or as people call them, a ‘wearable muslin/wearable toile’). Continue reading “Sewn: Yoked blouse”

Knitted: Hooded cardigan

OK, so this took ages… I started it over 2 years ago?? My knitting  has really slowed down, due to life being too busy, and being pretty unwell last year…

So this is the Melia Pattern by Ysolda Teague (link to my notes on Ravelry here). I modified a few parts (as I always do! Look it’s a compulsion, don’t blame me).

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Repairing Threadbare Jeans

Hi guys! Today I want to share with you an inspiring repair technique that really is SO satisfying. You will feel like a cosmetic surgeon of garments 🙂 I did this repair on my husband’s jeans and he was amazed 🙂


And of course, repair is totally in sync with slow fashion ideals. Repair is one of the most sustainable things you can do; extending the life of garments is so important!

Read on for how I did it. 🙂

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How to create a tie casing

Hello! I thought I’d share how I made the tie belt casing for the Mānuka dress which I posted last week!

The base dress pattern uses belt loops, but I decided to use a casing this time for a different look. I feel it controls the fullness of the dress in a slightly more structured way than the tie belt + button loops.

The best thing is that you can use this technique on so many other styles too!

Read on for the tutorial! Continue reading “How to create a tie casing”


Hi guys 🙂 Have you heard of #sewphotohop?  It’s an instagram challenge put together by Rachel at House of Pinheiro. Participants share a picture daily based on the designated prompt and tag it with #sewphotohop.

I’ve decided to participate, although it will be a challenge! You can check it out on my instagram and I will also be sharing to my facebook if that’s your preferred way of keeping in the loop!

Here’s a snapshot of what I’ve been putting up recently on instagram. This challenge is pushing me to share more of my creative process and a bit more about myself!

My goal is to be blogging weekly, but I think instagram works well as a way to share little snippets. I also plan to share some sneak peeks of upcoming blog posts too. And I can’t help but share some of my designs in progress.

Please come join me! I’d also love to hear your thoughts on the various social medias and what you do and don’t like about them 🙂

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Sewn: Vintage Top

Hi guys! I made a black thing! Yeah, I know, why would I make something so hard to photograph?? And besides, black isn’t really my thing. However, the dress code at my new work place is black (ugh), so I will probably be making a few black things. Not the most exciting…sooo, sorry in advance. But hey, there are some upsides. Black can be a good canvas to experiment on – if a design still manages to be interesting when made in black fabric, then it’s probably pretty good!

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