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. 

Thursday, 29 December 2022

Green Satin Christmas Sicily Slip Dress

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I've been working on a pretty epic coat project for the last month or so. It's now finished and I can't wait to show you all but after all that sewing I'm struggling to muster up the enthusiasm to take photos and write what I imagine will be a fairly epic blog post. So in the mean time you're getting a Christmas party dress!

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Sicily Slip Dress in Satin Backed Crepe from The Fabric Store

Saturday, 12 November 2022

Elodie Wrap Top & Flint Shorts

As usual, I’m playing catch up and still sharing some of my favourite summer sewing projects! I also don’t have much to share in the way of winter appropriate sewing as my sewing time has been occupied with sewing baby clothes ready for the rapidly approaching arrival of my niece. I'm also about to tackle a big coat project which I think may take me some time...I'm excited to get my teeth stuck into a long and complex project though.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Closet Core Patterns Elodie Wrap Top Hack in Cousette Viscose Twill from Good Fabric

Saturday, 29 October 2022

Embroidered Gingham Sofia Top

I made this top a while ago and it has swiftly become one of my favourites. It has been particularly good for that late summer into autumn season when I find it tricky to know what to wear. It looks great with jeans or wide legged trousers. The pattern is the Sofia from Victory Patterns which I've used once before to make a dress but I wanted something a little different from it this time.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Victory Patterns Sofia Top in Embroidered Gingham from Fabric Godmother