Will my bum look big in this?

I’ve finally made a start on a draft for a pair of jeans. I found these instructions after trawling through the internet and they looked reasonably straight forward to follow. Kind of. (Lots of complicated lines and curves…) I made some little alterations to where I took measurements because I want some mid rise skinny…

Sidetracked again

I think I must be getting weary of making my new wardrobe- I keep finding more interesting things to do! Today, I spent a little bit of time today making a few wristband pin cushions. I got the idea from my sister for a birthday present for a friend. She’s just starting to learn how…

Sidetracked

I got a wee bit sidetracked from my challenge today and decided to make a pair of shorts for my little sister Jess. I visited Walthamstow market recently and picked up a couple of metres of this floral satin finish woven fabric (mostly likely some weird synthetic stuff). Well anyway, it hangs perfectly for a…

Up the duffle…

Moving slightly away from the garment making, I’ve jumped straight in with the bags (and there’ll probably a lot more to come)… Task: A weekend bag! I tend to carry a lot of stuff around on the weekends- I’m either travelling back to stay at my family home or out visiting friends for the weekend…

A matching set

Task: A matching bra to those knickers! I am someone who always prefers to wear matching underwear whenever possible. I heard once that it’s a good idea incase you ever get hit by a bus and you end up with a cute doctor… I also have a vague feeling that might have been an advertisement…

Starting from the inside out…

Task one: knickers! I’ve made a start on the 14 pairs of knickers and have made up 2 pairs in my favourite lacy panties pattern. It’s a knock off of a vintage style pair my sister had bought a year or so ago which I loved the look of. Best of all it’s super duper…

Challenge Accepted!

Over the bank holiday weekend, I decided on a new project to challenge myself with… I am going to create a wardrobe of clothes and accessories so that by the end of 2013 I am only wearing stuff that I have personally made. I figured it’ll make me learn more sewing, pattern drafting and designing…