I’m a fabric-aholic! Self confessed and unashamed. I started this blog as a way to share this addiction to sewing and fabrics, but particularly my love of fabrics. Fabric Love There’s something about textiles that I find irresistible and I’ve built up quite a sizeable fabric collection over the years. I began acquiring bits and […]
How vomit and spilt tea got me into the world’s leading textile printing design studio (and how you can DIY your own designer prints)!
First the back story that led to this serendipitous turn of events. It was the end of last summer and we were heading to Munich Fabric Start, an international fashion fabric-trade fair in Munich, Germany. We were combining our fair visit with the start of our family holiday because we planned to head south anyway and […]
Perfect Pattern Parcel #2 – A Little Girl’s Capsule Wardrobe and Welcome to my new site!
Hi folks, it’s Perfect Pattern Parcel (http://www.patternparcel.com) time again and this time the little one’s in our life are getting in on the wardrobe-building action! But before we get to my pattern reviews, I’d like to welcome you to my new site! It’s really exciting to finally have my own domain and I’m looking forward to […]
Perfect Pattern Parcel #1 and Dixie DIY Summer Concert Tee
Carnival must have worked its winter-banishing magic because cold weather seems far behind us now and the sunny spell has me itching to get cracking on my 2014 summer wardrobe. As luck would have it, just as I’d begun excitedly daydreaming about patterns and fabrics, lovelies Jill (Made with Moxie) and Rachael (Imagine Gnats) approached me to […]
Fancy Dress Costumes – Part Two – ‘Yes little Cinderella, you shall go to the ball!’
Fairy/princess type bits and pieces for my children! This is the second installment of my Carnival makes for my children although this costume isn’t so much of an outfit, more a collection of accessories that can be worn together or played with separately. The main piece is this tulle skirt. I used the tutu pattern […]
Fancy Dress Costumes – Part One
I wanted to share a couple of costumes with you that I made for my children to wear for Carnival season. Firstly because I’m happy with how they turned out, but mainly because they were just so easy to make! It was my first time to make anything like this but the good news is, […]
‘Helau, Alaaf!!’, It’s Carnival!!
If Project Sewn or the new season of The Great British Sewing Bee haven’t whet your sewing appetite yet, then I offer you something a little different to get your creative juices flowing! Check out all this hand-made goodness! Mayhem has descended on the little southern German town where I live! Carnival street parade You […]
Project Sewn, Final Week – ‘Signature Style’ – Simple with a sprinkle of sparkle!
So it’s the fourth and last week of Project Sewn and what a competition it’s been! The finalists outfits this week are out of this world! I absolutely love the wearability and effortless chic-ness of Alida’s outfit – I want all of it including her fabulous hair! The creative tour-de-force that is Oona just blew me […]
British Tweed Cowl Neck Dress
This is Burdastyle #118A 10/2012 and the first version of my Anglomania dress. I made this dress using British tweed wool with a herringbone pattern bought from the Hollander Stoffe Market, when it swung by my local town a couple of years ago. I love using British wool tweeds. The fabrics are so warm to […]
Project Sewn Week Two: ‘Make it Pink’ Challenge – The Lady Skater Dress
I’ve just finished this coral pink and red dress, it’s literally hot off the press, so I’m including it for the Project Sewn ‘Make it Pink’ challenge. I’d seen this Marc by Marc Jacobs dress (see below) and fallen hard for the tonal colours and simple shape and thought that the Lady Skater dress pattern by […]