Saturday 5 August 2023

Showerproof Waver Jacket

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Papercut Patterns Waver Jacket in Showerproof Cotton Blend from The Fabric Store

I made this jacket back in about April. I didn't expect it to be getting quite as much wear during this very wet summer here in the UK! I was in need of a practical jacket for walking the dog when it was wet but not that chilly. I absolutely adore my Kelly Anorak for winter but I lined the whole thing in cosy wool flannel so for damp spring walkies it gets a bit too warm. While I'm on the subject, I just realised I made my Kelly over 5 years and after a lot of wear it's still going strong. It must be one of my most worn garments so definitely worth all the effort I put into making it. 

Saturday 8 July 2023

Mushroom Tencel Florence Blouse

I must admit that I wasn't sure on this top when I first made it. I finished it back in February and I must have been trying it on with the wrong trousers or skirts when trying to make it work for winter because I put it back on last month with some slimmer fit jeans and sandals and have been wearing it on constant rotation ever since! That age old story of putting something away in the wardrobe for a little while and coming to it with fresh eyes strikes again. 

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Merchant & Mills Florence Blouse in Mushroom Tencel Twill from The Fabric Store

Monday 19 June 2023

Linen Print Lois Dress

Long time no post! Things have been a little crazy around these parts but a little bit of sewing has been going on here and there. I finally motivated myself to take some photos last weekend so more blog posts are incoming! 

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Tessuti Lois Dress in Floral Linen Blend from The Fabric Store

Sunday 29 January 2023

Camel Wool Melton Traveller Coat

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Bella Loves Patterns Traveller Coat in Camel Wool Blend Melton from The Fabric Store

Those of you who follow me on Instagram may have seen on my stories that I spent a large chunk of December working on a new coat. I've been meaning to make one for the last couple of winters but never seem to find the time. This year I planned ahead and got the fabric early (I think back in August!) and the forecast of a very cold spell here in the UK before Christmas motivated me to get going.