Gathering Threads


Pattern review

    Eloise Complete

    Posted by on Sep 21 2010

    I’m so proud of this dress. Really. I love just about everything about it. The fabric. The lace. The silk ribbon. The smocking plate. For once the vision in my head and the final product actually coincide. Miracle that. The lace collar came out beautifully and was surprisingly easy to do. A bit fiddly but […]

    Barefoot in the Park

    Posted by on May 23 2010

    Thanks to another rainy Saturday, I’ve managed to tick another WIP off the list: a cap-sleeved top and bermuda shorts for my niece. Due to a fairly successful stash diet, that has seen me foregoing new fabric in favour of my existing choices, I’ve made some pretty decent inroads on my stash over the past […]

    Summer fun

    Posted by on May 12 2010

    Here are a few snapshots of an quick little outfit for my niece that I finished last night. Stanley’s sucking it in a little, because he’s a wee bit too big for these clothes – when I see my niece next I’ll try and get some snapshots of her actually modelling her new duds. The […]

    By the seat of my pants

    Posted by on Feb 24 2010

    So after my battle cry on the weekend: no more duty sewing! It’s all about me!, guess what I did last night? Made the first of three pair of pants for my son. By my count, the four million six hundred and twenty four thousandth pair since birth. (Well, give or take a few pairs!). […]