Dressmaking · Ramblings · Sewing

DIY Dress Form

After my marvellous success with the beautifully fitting Jade Skirt I decided that maybe it was time to make a foray into dressmaking. One of the things that has put me off in the past is that I'm a totally bizarre size. I'm not much taller than 5ft but I have long legs for my… Continue reading DIY Dress Form

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Bags · Sewing

Suits Into Bags!

Some years ago, when I was new to this whole sewing lark, I was browsing the Internet for ideas. I needed easy sewing projects that wouldn't break the bank. One of the most inspiring I found was this clutch bag made from the sleeve of an old suit jacket. I loved the look of it… Continue reading Suits Into Bags!

Pattern Reviews · Sewing

Pattern Review – Jade Skirt by Paprika Patterns

I first spied this skirt in my Instagram feed. Someone had made it with the most awesome fishy fabric but what really grabbed my attention was the construction. I couldn't work out how on earth those layers at the front were made but I needed to know! Thankfully the poster had linked to the designer… Continue reading Pattern Review – Jade Skirt by Paprika Patterns