Mending my Levis

Having bought a lovely second hand pair of Levis from Poor Boy Vintage Boutique in Hull, I found that one of the button holes had worn and was annoyingly awkward to keep done up. I found a nice piece of blue linen, added some iron on interfacing and stitched it to the back of the … More Mending my Levis

New Jeans!

Since getting green acrylic paint on my poor jeans, I’ve been thinking about the need for a new pair.  The old ones were £3.50 from the charity shop, I altered them at the waist to fit, they were ‘ok’ but not really nice ‘joy sparking’ jeans. Then on a visit to Poorboy, Vintage Boutique in … More New Jeans!

Shorts

These cropped trousers were from the local jumble sale.  They are a lovely quality fabric, I think you would call it a bedford cord, the white stripe is a raised rib.  They were an awful mid calf, slightly flared length, and I was in need of a pair of shorts that fit. After pinning up … More Shorts

New dress at last…

Yes, that Nomad dress really was too short after I removed the frill.  After a couple of false starts, buying not quite right dresses, in charity shops.  I retrieved the nice bit of cotton jersey from the cupboard and simplified a great little pattern: I made a dress from the pattern in this fabric a … More New dress at last…

Silk Vest

I found I needed a new vest top when the weather was warm.  My old favourite green cut-down Monsoon one is really rather faded.  I had a rather nice silk satin remnant which I have managed to squeeze this vest top from.  Using the Colette Sorbetto free pattern, I excluded the box pleat (not enough fabric) … More Silk Vest

Time to Sew

  My Uni. work is all done and handed in!  That’s the first year of my Textiles Design (BA Hons) complete. Time to get the sewing machine out: I bought an altered silk blouse in the Poorboy Vintage Outlet in Hull for just £2 sometime ago.  Just because the colour was perfect with my favourite … More Time to Sew