Made For Me

The Califaye Pocket/Moss Skirt Mash Up

As you may know, the Califaye Basics Pocket Skirt was not a success for me. I felt really self-conscious when wearing it and generally uncomfortable. I didn’t love it. So, what did I do about it? I took it apart and salvaged the linen and invisible zip to use for another skirt. After the (mostly)… Continue reading The Califaye Pocket/Moss Skirt Mash Up

The Overlocker Series

What Needles and Thread to Use in your Overlocker

Overlockers use specific needles that are designed for both stretch and woven fabrics, which means there isn’t any need to use ballpoint needles. You may remember that my overlocker is a Janome 9200D and it takes HA X 1SP needles. Size 75 for lighter fabric and size 90 for heavy fabric. I have more needles… Continue reading What Needles and Thread to Use in your Overlocker

Fashion

The Fashion Front Fashion Show

There are so many reasons I love Bristol and feel so lucky to live in this creative, buzzing city. One of these reasons is the thriving indie fashion scene. The Fashion Front brings together local designers to showcase their creations and support the community. It was organised by Fran Rennison, who also has her own… Continue reading The Fashion Front Fashion Show

Made For Me

Califaye Collection Basics Pocket Skirt

I’m going to be bluntly honest – I’d never heard of Califaye Collection before the Sew My Style project and I can’t say I was overly pleased with my finished skirt or the process to make it. I found the instructions to be more complicated than they needed to be for such a simple skirt;… Continue reading Califaye Collection Basics Pocket Skirt

Fashion

Holly Hedge Charity Fashion Show

The Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary is a local charity that takes in homeless animals and, where possible, finds their forever homes. I saw on Facebook that they were holding a fundraising fashion show and I really wanted to go - that kind of thing is right my street! The show was held in a local community… Continue reading Holly Hedge Charity Fashion Show

Made For Me

Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Tops

I have absolutely no idea why I haven’t made this pattern sooner! I’ve had it sat on my shelf for ages and I’ve also had some fabric to use for ages too. When I saw the heart jersey fabric that Rachel Wain bought from Barry’s in Birmingham which she posted on Twitter, I just had… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons Agnes Tops

Pattern Testing

Kommatia Patterns Cocoon Cardigan

I was lucky enough to pattern test the SW603 cocoon style cardigan for Kommatia Patterns. I loved the sound of the cardigan from the description and was sure it would fill a gap in my wardrobe. I absolutely loved the pattern when I received it from the designer, Jessica Crevier. I decided to use the… Continue reading Kommatia Patterns Cocoon Cardigan