Happy New Year, everyone! I hope that 2022 is off to a gentle and happy start for you. Here in Amsterdam the lockdown continues, with hospitality shut but non-essential stores now open by appointment. I have to admit, it's really hard going. Last January and February were quite hard for me mental health wise in… Continue reading First project of 2022! DIY pyjama set
Autumn Amelia Dress
I was gifted the fabric for this blog post by Oyin at Lush Cloth. All views are as always my own! How do you plan your makes? Since starting my sewing journey, the way I approach projects has really changed. Previously it was very fabric driven - I would fall for a fabric or print… Continue reading Autumn Amelia Dress
My pledge for Me Made May in 2021 is to identify some of the gaps in my wardrobe. It's not too difficult to tell.....hint, it's separates! As much as I love making dresses they're just not practical for the Dutch rain. Now that outdoor hospitality can open 12-6, we are trying to explore our new… Continue reading Aisling blouse
My Spring Frankendress!
PSA: Organising your sewing stash does wonders for your productivity! Last month I took a Friday off and specifically reserved the day to play with my new toy - a home printer. Now if that isn't the most 2021 activity.... My PDF pattern stash had gotten out of control and the tactic of rolling them… Continue reading My Spring Frankendress!
How to DIY the new Rouje x Liberty collection
I think one of the common misconceptions around sewing is that making your own clothes will always be cheaper than buying RTW. This is categorically not the case! Yes, you can often pick up bargain fabric at the thrift store, rag markets or ebay and find a fab pattern in a charity shop. But if… Continue reading How to DIY the new Rouje x Liberty collection
An introduction to the world of French sewing
Salut! As I've written before on here, I love all things French and have enjoyed French culture, language and fashion ever since I started learning the language when I was little (the cool kids went to dance class, I went to French Saturday school...) and lived in Paris on and off between 2014-17. Years later… Continue reading An introduction to the world of French sewing
New Look6461 trousers
Even before lockdown, I was dreaming of comfy linen trousers to lounge in. Linen makes me dream of warm summer evenings, romantic European city breaks and categorically not being sweaty. Aka, the ideal garment. I wanted a simple, wide leg shape and elasticated waist to be friendly to the extra tummy rolls I've gained during… Continue reading New Look6461 trousers
Sew Over it Eve Dress
So. We all know of my borderline creepy francophile obsession with French style and its place in my #MeMadeMay2020 objectives. Having studied French since I was tiny and after living in France for a few years, I love their style and have come to really enjoy incorporating my adoration for la vie française into my… Continue reading Sew Over it Eve Dress