Sew Your Own Wardrobe Project Recap

It’s finally finished! Last May I challenged myself to make a dressmaking project each month for a year, aptly titled Sew Your Own Wardrobe, and I’ve done it. I have to admit it’s been a hard slog at times but I’m so proud that I’ve managed to stick to it. I though it would be […]

Sew Your Own Wardrobe: Morris Blazer

YoHo folks! This is the final make in my Sew Your Own Wardrobe challenge… I can’t quite believe it’s been a whole year since I started! I have a bit of a separate round-up post planned but for now I just want to gush about my Morris Blazer. Ok, confession time. You might be wondering […]

Sew Your Own Wardrobe: April Project

Are you ready for a quickie? THIS IS THE LAST SEW YOUR OWN WARDROBE PLANNING POST! This occasion deserves more pomp that I can give at the moment so we’ll keep it brief and tell you that this month I’ll be making the Cynthia Rowley 1688 dress pattern! Not gonna lie, it was so difficult […]

Sew Your Own Wardrobe Salme Kimono Dress

FINISHED… And with time to spare 😉 I might actually be getting the hang of this deadline thing 11 months into my year of sew your own wardrobe projects. Yes, my Salme Kimono dress has been sewn, worn and photographed! Result? Another win I think! I wore it last weekend in Edinburgh and it was […]

Sew Your Own Wardrobe: March Project

We’re into the home straight with my Sew Your Own Wardrobe challenge with only 2 months to go. I’m as surprised as anyone that I’ve stuck with it this long! For this month’s project I’m stepping away from the knit and jersey material but sticking with a simple pattern which I think will be a […]

Sew Your Own Wardrobe: Bonnie Dress Hack

Finished my sew your own wardrobe project for February with 2 days to spare… WHAAAAT? Hooray for knit dresses! I don’t know what I would wear to work if they didn’t exist. This was a very enjoyable dress to make and I can see it being one of my go-to office dresses! The bodice is […]

Sew Your Own Wardrobe: February Project

I have a confession… When I started my Sew Your Own Wardrobe project back in May last year, I thought I would have absolutely no problem sticking to it. Let me tell you that I was WRONG. As I’m sure is the same with many other sewers (sewists?) I have a list as long as […]

Sew Your Own Wardrobe: Bonnie Top

It’s a new month so I’m putting the disastrous December sew your own wardrobe project behind me and moving on up and moving on out (sing it like Heather Smalls). This month I’ve decided to make the BlueGingerDoll Patterns Bonnie top and I’m pretty excited about it. My wardrobe is severely lacking casual tops so […]

Sew Your Own Wardrobe: Kim Dress Fail

So… you know when I said that for December’s sew your own wardrobe challenge I would be making the By Hand London Kim dress? Well I did… and then I didn’t. I got as far as a muslin then the great burnout of 2014 happened and I basically quit life. I do intend to finish […]

SYOW: Christmas Kim Dress

Ho Ho Ho!! I know it’s a bit late but I have the Christmas edition of my Sew Your Own Wardrobe series ready kids! Obviously since it’s December, what better thing to make that a snazzy Christmas dress! Back in November (I think) the By Hand London girls released their new pattern, the Kim dress […]