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

Mod A-line skirts

For my second sewing project, I made the Delphine skirt from the book Love At First Stitch, a simple a-line style with an invisible zip at the back. I ended up making two; this is the first: This wonderfully psychedelic fabric had been sitting in my stash for ages, but I finally found the perfect use… Continue reading Mod A-line skirts

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 (!)