The I Am Patterns Apollon with a few modifications made in Kokka Echino Sambar print cotton knit.
This is the Named Inari with the cocoon shape really exaggerated. This works in woven, knit and combined knit and woven. Also discovered the Inari has three different sleeve shapes!
A Closet Case Ebony dress in double knit, reversible striped jersey. This time with big slouchy patch pockets.
Sapporo Coat in mohair with Liberty lining. Sleeves lengthened and closures added.
Closet Case Kalle shirtdress times 3- one in pinstripe rayon shirting and two in silk, both underlined in silk habotai.
A Kalle made in a double layer of soft shirting and embroidered with sashiko thread.
It’s a Kalle shirt in a parrot-print, crisp cotton lawn (with a few pattern changes made).
Closet Case Ebony tee (lengthened) in a checked jersey and raglan sleeve dress in quilted jersey.
The Grainline Studios Archer popover variation in a beautiful, double-sided Japanese double gauze. I made the collar bigger and the sleeves smaller.
Top half Grainline Linden, bottom half Named Talvikki in a very lovely Atelier Brunette French Terry (with added thumb-hole cuffs for good measure).
Named Patterns Talvikki Sweater in a soft, heathered grey sweatshirt fabric.
Closet Case Clare Coat in a 100% wool houndstooth with piped cotton sateen lining and zipped welt pocket. Warm and beautiful.
A heavy jersey stripy Cherie-Cherie tee from I Am Patterns with a surprise heart shaped back.
This is the second Lottie dress I’ve made. This is is colourblocked in two different double gauzes from Nani Iro.
Cowl neck version of the Peaseblossom tee in a digital print, cityscape knit fabric.
This is a dress version of Christine Haynes’ Lottie made in ikat. So many options, it is my perfect shift/tunic/dress/shirt. Love it!
A Named Patterns Inari Tee dress in a knit fabric with tie patch pockets and cuffs in cotton poplin.
This is my second I Am Pan top from I Am Patterns. This time it’s made in a constellation print chiffon-weight rayon…pattern-matching a go-go!
Jeans mended using Sashiko thread, needles and stitches…two ways.
This is the Pan top from the IAmPatterns Goddess collection. It’s made from two beautiful broderie anglaises bought on a trip to Rome.
This is The Buchanan dressing gown from Gather Patterns. It’s made in Spoonflower’s silky faille fabric and Liberty tana lawn cotton…and I love it.
A floaty pair of bright Margot pyjama bottoms in Liberty silk crepe de chine. From the Tilly and the Buttons book Love at First Stitch.
A hopefully helpful list of online dress-making supplies shops in the UK and beyond. Not exhaustive in any way, just a list of those I’ve liked and those I’ve bought from.
Megan Neilsen’s Briar tee made up as a dress in a heavy cotton sweatshirting- soooo comfortable.
Another pair of Closet Case Files Carolyn Pajama bottoms. This time in a knit from Spoonflower and with knit piping.
Closet Case Files Carolyn Pajama bottoms in Michael Miller flamingo border print- happy pajamas/pyjamas (depending on your continent)!
A Curlew vest from the Merchant and Mills Workbook- bias-cut and made from a chiffon-weight rayon.
How to copy a favourite t-shirt (and maybe improve it a bit). My version of a much-loved slouchy tee with added thumb-hole cuffs and side ties.
It’s a ridiculously bright and stripy Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top- a slightly sporty version (which stays put when upside down) with added thumbhole cuffs.
Number two Grainline Tiny Pocket Tank (with no pocket). This time it’s made from Cotton and Steel’s very lovely rayon in pixel print neon.
A Grainline Tiny Pocket Tank in Liberty tana lawn cotton. Made using the same print in 2 different colourways and a dropped-hem at the back.
The Tilly and Buttons Bettine dress in a lightweight viscose- lovely to wear!
By Hand London Anna dress made in Cotton and Steel rayon called pixel print neon from their first Frock collection.
My third Grainline Scout Tee. This one is made from Kokka Echino fabric, all cut on the bias, fully lined in red cupro with royal blue bias binding to finish.
It’s another Grainline Scout Tee with a split-back. This time in a gorgeous, drapey, Japanese crepe.
Grainline Scout Tee with split-back. Made in cotton with bias bound edges.
Alder number 2 in an indigo, buttery soft and lovely cotton double gauze from Cotton and Steel.
Indigo denim and Liberty tana lawn Miette skirt- soooo wearable!
Independent pattern companies- links and info all in one place so I can add and edit as needed. Children’s list at bottom of post too.
Colette Peony- If this post had a strapline it would be “Should have made a toile”
A Colette Laurel in Liberty Tana Lawn and my first ever dress.
Love this shift dress from Hush with a neoprene front and cotton jersey back. Definitely a future make!
Papercut Patterns Rigel Bomber in a very bright, silky floral print and lined in grey.
Grainline Studio Alder Shirt Dress with sleeves added from the Archer Button Up Shirt. Love this fabric- A Ghastlie End from Alexander Henry.
The Dress Shirt from Merchant and Mills in Liberty cord. Love the dress. The pattern needed a lot of adjustment to get the right fit though.
I love the possibilities opened up by free-motion embroidery and used it to tell the ‘Story of me’ in this quilt…or maybe blanket would be a better description.
A simple hand tied, high loft quilt made from beautiful bright Ikea fabrics.
The Sewaholic Cordova Jacket- my very tailored version of this lovely double peplum jacket pattern in a wool mix with a Kokka cotton lining.
Hand block-printed scarves on heavy silk twill- love these big, bright squares of silk to wear. Inspired by Hermes J’aime mon Carre design.
Zinnia skirt by Colette made in goldfish orange cotton lawn and hand-printed with a flock of birds around the bottom. My very first sewing project, very imperfect but loved and worn often.