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Sew that was 2020- A Tale of Two Sewists

Version 1. Lena Guilty Seamstress In 2020, while a pandemic engulfed our world I sewed and sewed and sewed. I sewed a total of 38 garments for myself, actually 39 including the secret make still under wraps because it may or may not feature in a magazine. Wait a minute, there’s one make missing. IContinue reading “Sew that was 2020- A Tale of Two Sewists”

The Stevie Tunic – Ankara Everyday

So, I made a dress for my birthday. I didn’t want to make anything too fancy that would sit in my wardrobe and not get much wear and I wanted to make something quick in beautiful fabric! So I teamed this gorgeous red and gold ankara fabric from Dovetailed London with my beloved Stevie tunic,Continue reading “The Stevie Tunic – Ankara Everyday”

The Nenuphar Jacket – Ankara Everyday

The Nenuphar jacket by Deer and Doe is a winner for African waxprint, in my opinion.  The pattern actually suggests more drapey fabric but I love the structure that ankara gives to the garment. There are two options to play around with, this three quarter length sleeve version with patch pockets and another with longContinue reading “The Nenuphar Jacket – Ankara Everyday”

Roma Midi Skirt – Ankara Everyday

I really, really love this gorgeous African wax print (ankara) fabric and I really, really love the Roma midi skirt by @halfmoonatelier I bought this fabric as a remnant from a seller on instagram, @ailz_ . It was less than a metre and I was initially thinking of a top. But as I was preppingContinue reading “Roma Midi Skirt – Ankara Everyday”

Megan Nielsen River Hack

Sewists can feel like collectors some times. We collect fabric, patterns, books, tools and haberdashery like they’re going out of fashion. It’s not a cheap hobby and it takes up a fair bit of space. But as well as collecting all this hardware, we collect skills, achievement and joy and that keeps me going. ForContinue reading “Megan Nielsen River Hack”