Linen Summer Dress & Jacket

These were both Prima patterns I believe, I made them last summer from a designer linen I bought in Forest Gate for an absolute knock down price, I paid about £7 a yard for it and then saw it for sale in John Lewis for £20 a yard!!!

I do like a bargain 🙂


Robin Hood Boy In Tights

My son had to play the Town Crier in his school play about Robin Hood, he only had a 30 second slot out of an hour long play but I was determined to make him the best costume I could and this is what I came up with…..

Holidays Dress

I used the same vintage pattern to make a Halloween dress and a Christmas dress in novelty print fabric, I adore this style, it looks so sweet and innocent on toddlers.

Summer Playsuit

Another great vintage pattern, a fabulous little shorts playsuit, this time I used the good old Ikea children’s fabric, I still need to put 2 big red buttons on this.

Secret Santa

I made my presents for my Secret Santa this year (I always seem tio make things for other people and rarely for myself!), I made a hot water bottle cover, a little handbag and a crayon roll.




A Manly Apron

I am so slack at updating this blog!

I made this for my brother for Christmas, I spent AGES trying to find a manly, kitsch fabric and finally found this one, which was perfect.

I lined it in red cotton and the pattern is…….misplaced for the moment, it’s a ‘get everything out the cupboards’ job so I’ll look tomorrow!  Anyway, it was a very easy pattern but looks very complicated and clever when finished, I like patterns like that 😉



Baby Goth

My order of fabric came from the USA the other day and I have been itching to use it and the first thing I made was a new dress for Poppy in this fabulous pink skull print fabric.

I have got quite fast at making these now and I can actually but the bia binding on with no trouble at all now, yippee!!


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