Thursday, 10 May 2018

Seamwork Almada // Blomma Voile Robe

Seamwork Almada Robe via SEWN Sewing Blog

Back for one last quick post before the arrival of our little lady in (hopefully) the next few days.

I've heard from friends that the postnatal ward will likely be pretty warm and as I couldn't find a lightweight dressing gown I liked which wasn't quite expensive, naturally I decided to dive into the stash and make one! Enter the 'Almada' robe by Seamwork.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Handmade Baby Quilt // Home

Geometric Baby Quilt via SEWN Sewing Blog

Hi friends! I'm straying from the dressmaking path to share a few quick pictures of my latest finish plus a few thoughts on nursery plans. After agonising over fabric choices and pattern options I made this simple geometric quilt for my little girl who is due in May (which is now creeping up rather more quickly that I'd realised!).

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Plan B Tee // Blush Knit Basic

Blush cloned RTW tee via SEWN sewing blog.

For a while I've been meaning to up my basics with a few staple tees. I've toiled a couple but have found myself short on fitting patience of late so I've put off the alterations needed. Enter this basic scoop neck tee with sleeve cuffs and curved hem. It's a clone of a very tired holey RTW tee which I really liked (and which oddly still went around my ever expanding belly!).

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Tilly & the Buttons Bettine // Blossom Viscose

Mama Bettine by Tilly & the Buttons via SEWN sewing blog.

You guys, I'm so glad that February has arrived as the start of this year has been a crappy one. My partner and I have both been ill for the best part of January and we had to say goodbye to our beloved house bunnies last week which was utterly heartbreaking.

In the spirit of focusing on more positive things I thought it was about time I got to sharing one of my planned maternity capsule garments and the first of my #2018MakeNine projects, the 'Mama Bettine' maternity pattern by Tilly & the Buttons which I made a few weeks ago.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Knitting Plans // On The Needles

Knitting Plans, SEWN Sewing Blog

Hi Friends. Sadly 2018 has gotten off to a very germy start. I have a dress tantalisingly close to completion but a really nasty cold has me sofa-bound for now. I've just received a big delivery of yarn from Wool Warehouse so I thought I'd take a little departure from my usual sewing theme and share a few of the knitting plans I have up my sleeve instead.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Pattern Plans // Capsule Wardrobe


Hello again! I do hope, whatever you've been up to over the Christmas break, that you're refreshed and in good spirits. I've a little more capsule planning to share today including both maternity sewing patterns and potential pattern hack options.

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Colour Palette // Capsule Wardrobe


Happy Christmas Eve everyone! A little light reading as I'm sure you've nothing better to do (?!) except perhaps a frantic last minute gift run or wrapping marathon? Anyway, over the last few months I've been pondering a capsule wardrobe which I figure will be especially helpful during pregnancy. I hope it will enable me to mix and match minimal pieces negating unnecessary spending on items which may not meet the long term needs of my changing shape. So here's how I'm getting on so far...