I have just finished knitting this jumper for my mum and I’m very proud as this is the second jumper that I have completed and the first one that I actually like! I have always had knitting on the go … Continue reading
Earlier this month I went for a weekend away in Paris which of course was just an excuse to go fabric shopping! I didn’t have long but luckily I was staying near the fabric centre in Montmatre. There is a … Continue reading
I loved the coco so much I wanted to share the joy and make one for my mum for her birthday. The fabric is a jersey from Watney Road Market. I extended the length so that it would finish just … Continue reading
The aim of the book is to use basic shapes (rectangles, triangles and squares), your body measurements and a bit of maths to create garments. And as the title says no pattern is needed.
Rosie gave an interesting introduction to the process of publishing the book as well as a bit of an insight in to the Great British Sewing Bee world (she used to help create the patterns for the show). She brought along some toiles which are great inspiration for makes from the book.
I bought the book at Fabrications.
I have been keeping an eye on what Tilly is up to since her stint on Great British Sewing Bee and when Fabrications started selling the patterns I had a quick nosey. When Barley announced a how to sew with … Continue reading
Recently I was at talking to a friend about the joy of culottes – getting to look smart while actually wearing shorts. Anyway it seems that we were just ahead of the curve because they’re everywhere in London right now. Using Metric Pattern Cutting by Winifred Aldrich I drafted a pattern and this is what I made:
I made them about a month ago and I’ve been wearing them loads, particularly to the park. I get to sit crosslegged while wearing a ‘skirt’ and not flashing – win!
The fabric is a polycotton from Dalston Mill Fabrics. They could do with an iron in this photo!
I made the pattern by cancelling out the darts at the waist and I think next time I’ll go for a full circle skirt.