Monday, 20 September 2010

Sunday, 19 September 2010

FREE Skirt Pattern

My Helena skirt pattern will be available on BurdaStyle tomorrow!!! It is being featured on the homepage by the lovely Alison Dahl! I'm so excited about this opportunity and really hope you enjoy making the skirt. Please post photos of finished products on BurdaStyle and in my Flickr group. xoxo

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Needlecord Helena Skirt

This is my winter version of the Helena skirt, coming to you soon on BurdaStyle (20/9 to be precise).

Monday, 6 September 2010


Do you like any of these or none at all? Need to get them on before the weekend photoshoot!!

Kaffe Fassett
Thrifted Ikat
Liberty Tana Lawn

Sunday, 5 September 2010

New Helena Skirt

I have just completed another pleated skirt in needle-cord for the Autumn/ Fall. I have christened it the 'Helena' skirt after a lovely friend of mine who is emigrating to the States this month :( This is the pattern that will be available on BurdaStyle shortly.

Do you think I should add pockets? In cord or a contrasting fabric?

New sewing accessory

Isn't this cool? I purchased it from The Old Country Store in Intercourse, Pennsylvania.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Custom Dress #3

School started again this week, so I have had to prep for that rather than work on any projects. I have finally finished the toile/ muslin for the custom dress I am making, though. I am about to send this off to L, so that she can fit it and let me know what needs adapting. From the photos, I can already see the mid-section needs to be pulled in vertically at the the centre front to replicate the original. I'm so excited to see how this looks on a body- the mannequin really doesn't do the shape justice.

BurdaStyle Skirt Pattern

Thanks so much to everyone who left a positive comment about this- I was really touched! Well, the pattern will be posted on BurdaStyle in a couple of weeks, but with a twist... I'm useless at keeping secrets, but I'm going to try hard to this time! Keep checking back- I will tell you my secret around the 18th September.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

New BurdaStyle Free Pattern Download

I am considering offering a limited run of free downloads for this skirt on BurdaStyle. Would anyone be interested in using it? It will also be available to purchase as a hard copy in my Etsy shop. I made this skirt for the summer and lived in it! I have bought some gorgeous, soft needlecord to make a winter version that, Im sure, will be equally popular!