Julia writes a blog about the ideas and development of her childrenswear range and also her ongoing handmade wardrobe, having set a target of only making clothes and not buying any in January 2014 you can read about her makes, successes and failures. Posts are smattered with tips and links of discovered sources.
The weekend marked the second major family event of the year! My little boys 6th birthday party! It's quite a daunting prospect to start the organising of another birthday party so soon after my little girls party but I always ensure I put the same amount of effort into both. This year I'm not … [Read more...]
I wrote this project for The Sewing Directory, it was one of a series of no pattern dressmaking projects published last year, which are all still available on The Sewing Directory website. I made the original sample in Birch cotton poplin and lined it. It has undoubtedly been my most worn everyday … [Read more...]
These are two makes that I think are quickly becoming wardrobe staples. I love a simple white shirt especially a fairly casual one. Its an easy to wear choice that doesn't require much thinking. I never decide what I'm going to wear until I get up in the morning and usually when I get up I have two … [Read more...]
Looking out of the window I'm not sure if the summer is still here! But I'm going to try and bring it back as I still have a few of my holiday wardrobe makes to share with you. I had this lovely bright Rico floral lime cotton fabric washed and ready to make into a pair of my fav tapered legged … [Read more...]
This is another of my holiday makes. The pattern is The Lily dress by Cotton and Chalk that was free with Simply Sewing magazine. I have to admit I probably would not have bought this pattern, mainly because I don't tend to wear maxi dresses or sleeveless dresses but ... holiday + free pattern + … [Read more...]
Despite having zero time left before setting off for a family holiday a few weeks ago, I was really determined to make a mini quick, practical holiday collection of clothing for each of my kids. There were two reasons for this. Firstly, I now pretty much make all my own clothes since I set myself … [Read more...]
I don't know about you but plans for summer hols always prompt a desire for a few new wardrobe additions. This year in the months leading up to my holiday every time a new sewing mag dropped through the letterbox it contained a pattern that I fancied making for my holiday. I had quite a stash … [Read more...]