Indie Pattern Month

Indie Pattern Month is being hosted by Mel of the Curious Kiwi, and Kat of Modern Vintage Cupcakes. Head on over to their blogs to find out more, and join in the fun. Despite, having quite a substantial pattern stash containing both Big 4 patterns and Independent pattern designers, it is the Indie’s I tend to reach … Read more

Woodland Stroll Cape

When the new Woodland Stroll cape pattern was released by Liesl of Oliver and S recently, I thought it would make a great topper for our temperate but windy city! It doesn’t take a lot of fabric, and I was sure I would have something available to try it out with stash fabric. For the … Read more

Christmas Sewing Round-up

A quick round-up of the Christmas presents that were sewn up by me. Mostly, these are all patterns I have sewn previously, so not much to add. Another Perfectly Preppy skort, from the pattern by the Scientific Seamstress. This was a popular choice again featuring favourite colour, purple. The spots fabric is a cotton, and … Read more

Red Riding Hood Cape

I recently dipped into my copy of Little Things to Sew again, for a great wee present for my niece’s 3rd birthday. I chose to make the Red Riding Hood Cape as pictured on the front cover. I found some fantastic red cotton corduroy for the main fabric, and some matching quilting cotton for the … Read more

More Bucket Hats

As we are coming into Summer again here, I decided it was time for some more sunhats at our place. Fortunately, I came across a hat sew along here, and decided it was just the motivation I needed. I again used the Oliver and S bucket hat pattern from the ‘Little Things to Sew‘ book. … Read more

Rock and Roll Backpack

As a birthday present for my older son, T.  I made a backpack based on the Penguin backpack in the Oliver and S book, ‘Little Things to Sew’.  He wasn’t overly inspired by the penguin rendition in the book, so I used this as a basis for making one more to his interests. As I’ve … Read more