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…