Sewing Makes You Love Yourself - what a wonderful motto and it just rings so true. This is a challenge set up by Athina Kakou, Hattie van def Krohn and Lisa Kisch. You sew a garment to make you feel great about yourself and then you share it along with your sewing story to the… Continue reading My #smyly2018 Make
Who doesn't love a freebie? I've collected together free patterns that I have found online which are a great place to start dipping your toe into dressmaking. 1. The Sorbetto from Colette Patterns A perfect beginner pattern as it has no openings or fastenings to get confused with. The neckline and armholes are finished with… Continue reading The Best Free Patterns
As my confidence has grown so has been my ventures into using difficult/challenging fabrics. I have made many mistakes and projects have ended up in the bin and I have spent many hours trawling through the suggestions from google. Alice-May from Merry Makes by Alice-May asked some advice on working with the tricky fabric so… Continue reading Sewing with Challenging Fabrics
Walking into a fabric shop for the first time is overwhelming to say the least. You have bought the pattern, read the instructions and you imagine yourself in the outfit that you want to make. But then you come face to face with the huge selection of fabric on offer! Where do you begin to start… Continue reading The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Fabric
I've just come across this wonderful motto and I think I will have to take this on board for 2018. When I first began to sew I felt quite self conscious wearing my makes in public. I think back to some early makes - a craft cotton pencil skirt in grey with pink stars. It… Continue reading If You Can Make It, Don’t Buy It!
Hello, I’m Adelle and I’m dipping my toe into the world of blogging, sharing with you my adventures of a handmade wardrobe. In January 2016, I set myself a 'New Years Resolution' to sew myself clothes. Putting the zip into my first top (with a lot of help from my Auntie), I just loved the… Continue reading Hello ……