This is the last weekly round-up of Me Made May 2016. (I will post the month’s summary on Wednesday). I’ve had a great time participating, weeded out my wardrobe, found some wardrobe holes and mades some lovely new friends on Instagram. Me Made May 23 Me Made: Gingham linen tunic with bark flower yoke, bag and Pilvi… Continue reading Me Made May: Fourth Week
In my last post, I showed you how to lengthen, slash-and-spread a pattern to convert a T-shirt into an A-line dress. I usually draft my own patterns but I tried this technique on one of the patterns I recommended. I chose the Centerfield Raglan T-shirt pattern by Green Style Creations. It was available by instant download and… Continue reading Waist and Hip Alterations to T-shirt Pattern
In my last post I really admired this simple A-line, T-shirt dress from Gorman and went looking for a sewing pattern to make it. I couldn’t find one, so I’ve decided to illustrate how to do a pattern hack of a basic raglan, T-shirt to turn it into an A-line dress.
This winter, my go-to-dress is an A-line, long sleeved, velveteen dress, like the one above. The fabric cost under £10 and it takes about an hour to make. It’s cosy, warm and flattering. I’ve made myself two; one in burgundy and the other in taupe. Both look good with a pair of tights and chelsea boots. I dress… Continue reading Sew a Velveteen Dress
i’ve been working on designing and drafting a line of sewing patterns. My styles will be layered, practical but whimsical looks for creative women. To give you a feel for my ideas, style and interests I’ll be posting regular mood boards. Some of the pieces are unique, wonderful, items; like the Resin bangles shown above. Other pieces… Continue reading Dressing in Plastic