A while ago I made a moodboard for the capsule wardrobe I wanted to make, and photos of Jean Seberg kept coming up. In particular, these ones where she's wearing jeans and a Breton tee... I love the clothes associated with the French New Wave movement (and also with the yé yé music scene of… Continue reading Recreating one of Jean Seberg’s outfits
As I mentioned in my last post, I've been busy making myself a capsule wardrobe (using the Seamwork Design Your Wardrobe resources). This linen wrap skirt is perfect for that, because it goes with pretty much everything! Here's a picture of it with a Coco top I made, which is also a part of the… Continue reading Semi- self drafted linen wrap skirt
I recently subscribed to Seamwork, and the first pattern I chose was the Violet blouse. It's actually a Colette pattern, not a Seamwork one, but I prefer the more vintage feel of Colette patterns. I used a beautiful printed cotton that I'd had my eye on for ages, and I couldn't be happier with how… Continue reading Pattern Review- Colette ‘Violet’ blouse
I actually debated whether or not to do a post on this make, as I'm really disappointed with it. There's only a couple of things wrong with it, but in my opinion they're so noticeable that they ruin the overall look. 😦 When I decided to make this pattern one of my 2019 Make Nine,… Continue reading 1960s Cape (Simplicity 8017 pattern review)
You may have noticed I've been a bit obsessed with Tilly and the Buttons patterns lately... What can I say? It's just nice to make something with really straightforward instructions once in a while. Especially as for the last month or so I've been working on a Simplicity 1960s cape (which is almost done- hooray!),… Continue reading ‘Cleo’ dungaree dress (and what to do if your dungaree buttons go wrong)
The Coco pattern is for a super simple stretch dress or top. I made the dress version, and used the contrast yoke pattern hack from this blog post. Here's how it turned out: Coco is one of the fastest patterns I've ever made. It has a really clever construction; the sleeve and side seams are… Continue reading Pattern Review- ‘Coco’ by Tilly and the Buttons
If you follow me on Instagram you may know that I found a stash of vintage patterns in my attic, and this was one of them. I'd never used a vintage pattern before this one, so I struggled a bit... Firstly, the pattern is two sizes too big for me; something I didn't realise when… Continue reading My first time using a vintage pattern (sort of)!