Tilly and the Buttons Francoise Dress

I love the simplicity of '60s shift dresses, and when I find the perfect pattern I plan on making one for every day of the week! With the 'Françoise' dress by Tilly and the Buttons it seemed I could be onto a winner. It's such a gorgeous design, full of lovely details like the raglan… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons Francoise Dress

Tilly and the Buttons ‘Megan’ Dress

For my latest garment I made the Megan dress from the book Love at First Stitch by Tilly Walnes. I think it's fantastic that she gets the reader making a proper dress so early on; most beginners' sewing books have heaps of dull projects at the start, which can be really frustrating! I actually made this quite a… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons ‘Megan’ Dress

Pyjama trousers

For my first sewing project I made a pair of pyjama trousers from the book Love At First Stitch (which I'll be steadily working my way through before I graduate to commercial patterns). Here's what I started out with... And here's how they turned out (my dog wanted to join in)...   This pattern was literally one… Continue reading Pyjama trousers

Sewing My Own Wardrobe (!)

I'm about to embark on an exciting new adventure: sewing all my own clothes for a year! Right now I'm fairly competent at sewing, but I really want to take my skills to the next level, and this will help me get there. I thought I'd start out by setting a few rules: I won't… Continue reading Sewing My Own Wardrobe (!)