Lemonade Tea Towels

I recently made these tea towels for my most amazingly wonderful mother as┬áher birthday gift. The lemonade design I had drawn up a while ago as part of a recipe collection which I then had transferred onto some screens so that I could print from them. The boys chose some mustard yellow gingham tea towels…

My Triangle Quilt, a summer of patience

The football season is back and with it an opportunity to escape to my sewing room on a weekend afternoon. I quietly slipped downstairs today and had a look through my summer holiday backlog of unfinished projects. A pair of shorts that will probably now miss this years sunshine, a dress I started on Friday…

Laurel, meet IKEA

This top was a happy combination of some spare fabric I had lying around from Ikea and a much talked about new pattern from Colette patterns, ┬áLaurel. I wanted to practise the pattern before committing to a ‘proper’ fabric and this piece was the perfect size. The obvious stripes also meant it would be relatively…

Playdate Dress

I indulged this week and made a little summer dress for a friends daughter. I have three sons and it was a wonderful treat to be able to make something so delicate and feminine for a change. I used the OliverandS ‘Playdate’ dress pattern aged 12- 18 months. We all loved the finished result but…

Miette skirt: Tilly and the Buttons

I have been furiously sewing away in the basement of my house recently in an effort to become good at dressmaking. I’ve always had a sewing interest and usually always had a machine lurking away in the background but up to this point not had the space to get stuck into really learning how to…