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

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

Linen Jacket Upcycled

After a bit of a delay in getting any sewing done, I have finally got round to upcycling this linen jacket, it was far too big for me, but I loved the colour and the fabric. I removed the pockets, and sleeves, creating side seams.  I then recut the shoulders and side seams using a jacket pattern in … More Linen Jacket Upcycled