Chandler Trousers – Could I BE any more in love with them?

I have made a grand total of 3 Chandlers, two trousers and one pair of shorts. The pattern was released in January 2020 by Brittani of Untitled Thoughts, just after I’d ‘locked in’ my Make Nine 2020! I really like the pattern shape with the flat front and the elasticated back. For my personal preferenceContinue reading “Chandler Trousers – Could I BE any more in love with them?”

DIY Bridesmaids Dresses – All the details

Being in the middle of a global pandemic meant that creating complex fitted masterpieces for my bridesmaids was out. Also, the fact that I had 4 (down to 2 due to number constraints) meant that fitting and creating 4 bridesmaids dresses, a wedding dress and a suit between July and March, alongside a broken arm,Continue reading “DIY Bridesmaids Dresses – All the details”

DIY Wedding Suit – Construction and the Occasional Bit of Destruction

Last time I showed the pattern selection for the suit alongside the toile making process. I also filled you in on where I bought my fabrics and which fabrics I used. In this blog I aim to detail some of the construction and some of the parts I found particularly tricky. I had bought oneContinue reading “DIY Wedding Suit – Construction and the Occasional Bit of Destruction”

DIY Wedding Suit – Patterns, Toiles and Fabrics

Matt (my Husband) already had a suit. So I knew that I could try to make one with very little pressure on myself if it all went horribly wrong. Even my lovely sewing friends thought I was a little bit mad. I thought I was a little bit mad. Without further ado: the suit makingContinue reading “DIY Wedding Suit – Patterns, Toiles and Fabrics”

DIY Wedding Dress – The Big Reveal!

There isn’t an awful lot to say that hasn’t been said about the dress now. Post 1 was concept, Post 2 was fit, Post 3 was construction. I did promise two things, reflections on what I wish I’d known and the overall success. What I Wish I’d Known How emotional I’d get when I startedContinue reading “DIY Wedding Dress – The Big Reveal!”

DIY Wedding Dress – Construction

In Part 1 I explained my style choices & Fabrics, Part 2 showed my fitting journey. You’ve made it to Part 3, putting the first two blogs together! I started cutting and putting the dress together over the period following New Year 2021. With the UK going into lockdown I didn’t really have a hugeContinue reading “DIY Wedding Dress – Construction”

DIY Wedding Dress – Toiling and Fitting

In the first blog I showed my design choices and where I sourced my fabrics. Here I’m aiming to show the fitting process and all of the tweaks necessary to get to the fit to be the best it could be (there’s no such thing as perfect). I had originally planned to show construction inContinue reading “DIY Wedding Dress – Toiling and Fitting”

DIY Wedding Dress – Patterns, Design Choices and Fabrics

There was a reason that I was hunting for a haribo ring in a box, which was hidden in our boiler cupboard on Friday 29th May 2020. That reason was I had ‘mentioned marriage 3 f****** times before 10 o’clock in the morning and the ring had been hidden for two months so I shouldContinue reading “DIY Wedding Dress – Patterns, Design Choices and Fabrics”

A Tale of Two Tyynis

Between myself and Kat of Measure Twice Kat Once we’ve been on quite a trouser spree recently. Kat is starting her graduate job and I’m enjoying finding my sense of style so we decided to make some trousers together! Vicky: Kat suggested the Tyyni trousers from Named Clothing. What drew us to the pattern wasContinue reading “A Tale of Two Tyynis”

Make Nine 2020 – It’s Dawning on Me

I’ve gone a little bit out of order here. As of yesterday I have a shiny new second pair of Dawn Jeans so I’m sharing them whilst my edits and the experience are fresh in my mind. I said previously I wanted to make these as my old ready to wear pairs had seen betterContinue reading “Make Nine 2020 – It’s Dawning on Me”