Cashmerette · Curvy Sewing · Tops

Montrose and the builders…

Hello again! I’ve returned from a lovely relaxing holiday in Fiji Apparently. It was three weeks ago but feels like an age. Impending Christmas will do that to you hey? To counteract the holiday “arrgh” a new top maybe? I’ve worn and worn my previous Montrose top, so why not another version. I missed my…… Continue reading Montrose and the builders…

Curvy Sewing · Dresses · Indie patterns · Merchant & Mills

Twin Fielders for my hols…kinda

More birds. I just cant seem to help myself can I? After my Lenox I thought I’d cured my avian obsession, but hey ho, here we are again. So lets step back a minute, and I’ll explain… It was the rib that got me. Merchant & Mills released the most fabulous striped rib, perfect for a…… Continue reading Twin Fielders for my hols…kinda

Curvy Sewing · Dresses · Indie patterns · Tessuti

Linen for the winnin’ Eva

I must say I’m hanging out for my holiday in a few weeks. This time of year always feels quite long to me. Winter is supposedly over, daylight saving has kicked in. I’m slightly panicked about the thought of summer clothes (tights hide a multitude of “no I haven’t shaved my legs since May” shame…)…… Continue reading Linen for the winnin’ Eva

Closet Case Patterns · Curvy Sewing · Dresses · Indie patterns

Charlie ditches the Seventies…

As a child of the 70’s, hearing a pattern released with the word caftan in the title just didn’t send me. Don’t get me wrong, the seventies gave us some wonderful things. Fondue, thankfully enjoying the revival melted cheese deserves. Brown and orange , one of my favorite colour combinations ever…for clothing. Approach with caution…… Continue reading Charlie ditches the Seventies…

Curvy Sewing · Indie patterns · Papercut Patterns · Scarves

Winter in Sapporo…

I made a coat. A real, proper, grown up coat. So naturally all of a sudden the temperature rises and it almost feels like Spring around here, typical! When I first spied the Sapporo pattern by New Zealand independent company Papercut Patterns I really liked the style, but assumed as I was out of their…… Continue reading Winter in Sapporo…

Curvy Sewing · Dresses · Indie patterns · Jennifer Lauren Handmade

Pippi is no school girl now…

Winter. It’s the end of July here at Plum Towers & feels like Spring is a looong way off. However seeing the images of those poor people in Greece & California struggling with wild fires it would be rather churlish to complain about a bit (or a lot) of rain. It might make my deck…… Continue reading Pippi is no school girl now…