Ella and I hope you enjoy!
Ella and I hope you enjoy!
Hello, hello! I missed you guys! It’s been crazy busy at Did You Make That Towers with a trip to New York and THEN a trip to North Devon. It’s a tough call to say which was best. Not much to choose between them…
Do you listen to The High Low Podcast? I really enjoy it. They mentioned that the mini skirt has topped a list of the most iconic female fashion items of the last 50 years. It goes without saying that my mind leapt to sewing patterns!
Dolly and Pandora suggested that not all women feel comfortable in a mini skirt. Personally, I love a short hem. Paired with thick tights and boots or Converse, they’re the perfect combination of cute and easy to wear. Of course, there’s short and there’s short!
All joking aside, if I was on the serious hunt for an interesting mini skirt pattern, I’d definitely go the vintage route. First of all, there are thousands of patterns out there. Second of all, they can be snapped up super cheap. Sewing pattern for £2? Just hit your local friendly online auction site.
But if you prefer contemporary mini skirt sewing patterns, here’s a run down of:
Oh, what fun! We can start planning what we want to buy or be gifted around the seasonal holidays. So, without further ado, here is my round up of fantastic gifts.
First, if you’re in the London area, get yourself down to the Christmas shop at Liberty – this will put you right in the mood. Whilst there, you might want to stop by the haberdashery section… Go on, treat yourself!
If you insist on treating others, Liberty do the most gorgeous gift coins – their equivalent of vouchers. These make a lovely present for a friend.
Each year, I buy myself a Liberty bauble for my Christmas tree, though this year I might order a Vaginament from Felt Melon instead. Oh yes, my friends…
If you’re new to sewing or to Did You Make That, I thought I’d do a little round-up of my most popular and useful blog posts! Hopefully, these could help you, too.
Viscose is one of the most wearable fabrics to sew with and this blog post is my number one most popular of all time. Clearly, we all love viscose. Brew yourself a cup of tea and take the time to read the 75+ comments as there’s a wealth of reader information and tips.
Don’t forget to check out the full Fabric Focus series here.
It turns out people love a free downloadable map! Here you can find my guide to fabric shopping on Walthamstow market, along with a map to guide you. Make a day of it!
When I first introduced a puppy to my household, I was given loads of advice:
All of these rang true, though I never quite mastered the art of being the first to walk into the house. What no one told me is … you’ll have an excuse to sew a new dog-walking bag once every other year!
Six years on, here’s the latest.
The last time I sewed this Deer & Doe Myosotis Dress, I announced I’d make a second version in silk. I didn’t. I made it again in viscose bought for £3 a metre from The Bloke Outside Asda. Just kidding! I bought the fabric from TMOS.
The season’s are changing. Does nature’s palette influence your sewing and colour choices?
I would never have paired my turquoise earrings with red lace, if I hadn’t spotted a local cottage garden. This stunning cotton lawn from Sew Me Sunshine magnificently combines both colours. As Harriet herself says, ‘perfect for autumn’!
And some hues just make you want to cuddle up in cosy fabrics. Coat sewing, anyone? I’d love to make the Tessuti Oslo coat.