7.30pm – Kids are in bed, a whole evening of sewing lies ahead. Bliss! Spirits are running high as I get out my lovely (prewashed – oh yes) viscose fabric destined to become a dropped waist dress of my own design. Using the Sophia top pattern as my base, such a simple pattern this should surely only take me a few hours. I will have a new dress to wear tomorrow. Tumtee tumtee tah. 9.30pm – HOW IS IT THAT I HAVE BEEN SEWING FOR 2 HOURS ALREADY!!! My fabric is fraying like crazy and I’m french seaming everything in sight. ugh. 10.30pm – Sewed my skirt backwards and forgot to grade out the top for my hips. Resew the side seam and barely get away with the scant half inch gained. ugh. ugh. 11.30pm – Gathering the skirt has caused the machine to EAT MY FABRIC. I am no […]

Put away those scissors..

Floral Moneta Dress

Moneta Dress – Colette Patterns 1

Two blog posts in one week!? I know crazy eh! I have been making so much recently that blogging has fallen behind and I wanted to catch you up a bit. This one is a simple one – yep I have jumped onto the Moneta bandwagon. And what a wagon it is. I’ve been eyeing up the many different versions that have been cropping up on my instagram feed… My slight hesitance in going for this pattern is that I wasn’t sure I wanted anything too clingy around my tummy. And I’m never entirely convinced about waisted dresses on me. But then this fabric arrived. I did a big order at fabworks back in the spring for both me and my mum. This fabric was part of her order and when it arrived I had major fabric envy. I loved the big bold floral design and the texture of the fabric […]

McCalls 6887 5

The sun is out. THE SUN IS OUT!! A hot 32ºC today which basically leaves me melting. I’m not great in the heat if I don’t have my own shady place by the pool to keep me cool and relaxed… Which reminded me that I have two summer dresses as yet unblogged. A fact that I mean to rectify today. I mentioned in my post about my Orla dress hack that I made 3 dresses before our holiday and I thought today I would share with you my McCalls 6887 – my palm tree dress! I discovered this particular pattern when I found Nina’s version and lurved the cut out detail on the back. I decided it was a must have for my holiday and I was excited to get started as it was set of new challenges to tackle. In the short time that I have been sewing I have not made […]

McCalls 6887


Willow Dress

A little make to share with you today. Little and cute with golden ringlets. This is the Willow Dress and is Anna’s new favourite piece of clothing. Before the holiday I was so immersed in sewing for myself that my girls haven’t had a look in. I’ve had the fabric picked out to make this since March and finally it has made it out of my imagination and into reality. These photos were taken at a little farm on the first warm day in ages. With animals an adventure park and ice creams this dress was put through it’s paces on it’s first outing! Back in February I discovered Sara over at ‘Made by Sara‘ through the wonder that is Instagram. I love getting inspiration for kids clothes through other peoples creativity and seeing what patterns are available out there (true to form just had a quick visit and yet […]