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Sew all the things?

I think I have made rather a lot of things over the last 2 years. Sewing is a hobby that I really, really love. There is great enjoyment in choosing fabric, pairing it with the right pattern and then turning these flat pieces of fabric into a garment that looks good and fits well. ThereContinue reading “Sew all the things?”

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”

Megan Dress Hack

This beautiful piece of fabric had been sitting in my stash since February 2019. It is a really bold cerise with yellow and black swirls, on my favourite fabric to work with, African wax print or Ankara. A sewing friend and fellow minister’s wife bought it for me at a time when I was grievingContinue reading “Megan Dress Hack”