Simplicity 1325: A Turtleneck Top

Hacking Simplicity 1325 into a Turtleneck After I made my striped maxi dress, I still had a fair bit of fabric left. I’d overestimated how…

60s Inspired Coco Dress

.At some point in December I finally started watching Mad Men. It’s been in my Netflix queue for an age and amazingly, I’ve managed to…

2018 Make Nine Challenge

I can’t believe it’s the 9th of January already and also that my girls only went back to school today! I had intended to write…

Super Striped Maxi Skater Dress

Last year I started to think about sustainable sewing and it was great to get other people talking about it too. I feel like I’m…

The Easiest Handmade Secret Santa Gift?

I’m on the fence about Secret Santa gifts. When I was teaching we always did one (and we had to write a poem too). For…

Sparkly Gold Disco Shorts – Simplicity 1144

It’s been a funny week here. School was closed on Monday and Tuesday because of the snow, so we had a nice extended weekend. The…

Sewing a McCalls 6959 Dress (Part 2)

McCalls 6959 Finished! At the end of the last blog post about my McCalls 6959 wrap dress, everything was cut out and ready to go.…