It’s week three of Project Sewn and this week’s theme is ‘If the shoe fits’. The designer contestants have come up with knock-out clothes and images again! It’s so inspiring to see their interpretations of the themes and how expertly they put their looks together. They truly are a talented bunch of ladies! For the […]
Project Sewn Week Two: ‘Make it Pink’ – McCall’s M6553
It’s week two of Project Sewn, the online sewing bloggers knockout sewing competition and this week’s challenge is ‘Make it Pink’. It’s really nice that us voters get to join in the fun by posting our makes too! I made this McCall’s M6553 dress, one of the Fashion Star pattern series, last summer but didn’t […]
2014 – The Chinese Year of the Jumpsuit!
Did you know that 2014 is the Chinese Year of the Jumpsuit?? No?! That’s probably because I just made it up – but it should be! It’s still January and I’ve made two jumpsuits already and anyway, the animal theme is getting a bit old isn’t it?? I made three jumpsuits last year and and I’m on […]
A Red Etro Silk Anna Dress from By Hand London
Firstly a reminder about the Collegien giveaway. If all goes to plan, I’ll be posting the Collegien giveaway on Friday, just two more sleeps! So don’t forget to check back for all the details this weekend! My Second By Hand London Anna Dress This dress seemed to take forever to finish for no other reason than […]
M.M.M.’13 Version 2.1 and Collegien Giveaway news!
My-Maxi-Miette 2013. This pattern hack of the Miette skirt pattern by Tilly and the Buttons, was the result of an online search of Miette pattern reviews and a suggestion by the lovely Oonaballoona on her blog to make the Miette into a maxi. I thought this was a great idea and immediately stole it was inspired to make […]
Anna dress sew-a-long and YoSaMi news.
A quick update of what’s going on here at YoSaMi. First up, preparations are underway to join in with the Anna dress sew-along hosted by, By Hand London. Here’s my little helper today, assisting with hand washing some silk twill fabric by Italian designer Etro that I snaffled up from the Anita Pavani Stoffe webshop, […]
My first By Hand London Anna dress!
I say my first because this will definitely not be the last! I love the Anna dress pattern! I feel like it was made just for me! The slash neck, the nipped in waist and gentle A-line skirt, all details that I love. Unfortunately there are not many patterns that really flatter me. I have […]
Megan Nielsen Cascade Skirt MN2202
After seeing several striking versions of this wrap skirt on sewing blogs including the wonderfully colourful version by www.lladybird.com, I succumbed to ordering the Megan Nielsen Cascade skirt pattern. Megan Nielsen is an independent fashion designer who has branched out into selling garment sewing patterns for home sewists. This is the first of her patterns […]
Tiered maxi skirt Burdastyle 3/2013 #122 and #123
So far I’ve had a fairly productive sewing summer although I haven’t blogged too much about it. Autumn’s now looming so I thought I better cram in some pattern reviews of my summery makes before it gets too late. But where do I start? I’ve made more skirts and tops than dresses and I’ve decided […]