Author Archives: Caroline
Its time for a beautiful bralette (polka dot), using a stretch jersey fabric and stretch lace, finished with a cute bow. The difference between this one and my striped bralette is that I have used thin bra straps instead of stretch lace and … Continue reading
This heat wave requires a suitable sewing project – a handy retro headband which is great for using up pretty scraps of cotton fabric. I have added a vintage buckle which gives it a slightly sixties style. I do like … Continue reading
How many women out there find it extremely uncomfortable to wear a standard bra? I do! It actually hurts me. I have found various websites which list comfortable alternatives to wearing a bra as there are other women with the same dilemma. … Continue reading
I have returned from a lovely cruise of the Mediterranean (the Greek Islands and Malta) on board P&O’s cruise ship, Oceana. Took my Pretty Pleats Bag (above) – its great for taking on holiday. Cruising is a wonderful way to visit many … Continue reading
I bought a dress from John Lewis (to save time, of course) and decided to make a shoulder modification, as I plan to wear this dress during the evening on a cruise. I did not like the plain and boring black … Continue reading
These fabric birds were made as a gift for my baby Godson, to hang in his bedroom. My friend, his mother, was delighted with the gift. Pretty soft furnishing fabric was used. A ribbon was used to join the birds together … Continue reading
May you feel the hope of new beginnings, love and happiness during this joyful Easter holiday. A beautiful sculpture scene of the risen Christ. I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, … Continue reading
Here are my favourite makes. Do you have one?
I did it again! A cocoon, that is. Only this time it is a denim version for Spring/Summer, following my wool Cocoon Coat. It is rather smart for a denim jacket, don’t you think? The sewing pattern is the Cocoon Jacket by Sew … Continue reading
Finally, I have made a winter coat, which has been on my to sew-list for a long time! The Cocoon silhouette really appealed to me and I chose the Cocoon jacket by Sew Different, though I have made it as a coat as it is … Continue reading
Happy New Year! A relative of mine had seen my beret during Christmas and hinted to me that she would like one. As it will be her birthday next month, I thought it would make a lovely gift. This beret is … Continue reading
I hope you had a Merry Christmas! I had the desire to sew a small, simple and satisfying project, after the busy Christmas festivities, and this boxy pincushion was perfect. During the Christmas holidays last year, I had made a couple of pretty pincushions (cupcake … Continue reading
May your Christmas be filled with peace, love and joy! An embroidered banner of the Madonna and Child. Beautiful! Delight yourself in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 A lovely, heart-warming Christmas advertisement (still picture … Continue reading
Its another satisfying stash busting project. I do love hats and chose to make the cap/beret from the book, Hope Make Heal (20 Crafts to Mend the Heart) by Maya Pagan Donenfeld. In the book it is referred to as the ‘Wise Cap’ because … Continue reading
The weather here is turning chilly which means that its time to sew some wonderful winter warmers! Simplicity 8036 Misses’ Knit Cold Weather Accessories (slouchy hats, headband, scarf, cowl and boot toppers) from Elaine Heigl for knits only. I made the scarf (view … Continue reading
A dressy (knee length) waistcoat which is a departure from my usual casual and comfortable style. This sewing pattern is an exclusive design for Sewing World magazine (issue 260).
What do you do with remnant fleece fabric from a couple of stylish wraps? Make vintage style hats, of course. Perfect! I have made the purple hat (with a stretch trim on the brim) as a gift for a relative and she was delighted … Continue reading
Another lovely Japanese sewing book has been added to my collection – Stylish Wraps by Yoshiko Tsukiori. (the author of Stylish Dress Book). Ponchos, Capes, Coats and More – Fashionable Warmers That Are Easy To Sew.
I had a wonderful time at The Great British Sewing Bee show at the Excel, London. The highlight was watching a challenge with the sewing bee finalists of the incredibly talented Chinelo, Tamara and also Tree of Stitchless. The challenge was to … Continue reading