Author Archives: Evie

The Avid Seamstress – Drop Sleeve Top – review

Have you seen the Drop Sleeve Top from The Avid Seamstress? I’m sure you’re familiar with Lisa and her lovely patterns. The Drop Sleeve Top (DST) is a free pattern she offers to subscribers. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen me working on this pattern recently.

Whilst I love the Newlook top that I made last year, I wanted a simple top with slightly more elevated details. The DST has that.

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Martian Rainbow Socks – Must Stash Yarns

I know this is turning into a blog about socks, but , Oh! this Martian Rainbow colourway!

You know how I love a good matching stripe, with a bonkers good colour story. This yarn from Must Stash Yarns has it all going on!

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Arne & Carlos Winter Night Socks

A rolled up pair of socks knitted in Arne & Carlos Winter Night Yarn

I’ve finished The Arne & Carlos Winter Night socks! Hurrah! They’re the third pair of a trio of socks knitted for Dave in this yarn range. You can see the Summer Night ones here, and the Moon Night here.

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Introductory Pattern Cutting with Alice Prier – RayStitch – Review

If you’ve been following my Insta feed over the weekend, you’ll know that I’ve been at Ray Stitch in London for the Introductory Pattern Cutting class with Alice Prier. And what fun I’ve had.

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Burda 7368 review – DIY Blouse

Oh! Burda 7368 – how this blouse has tried and tested me.

Burda_7368

A combination of drapey, shifty fabric and a less than stellar pattern, plus a couple of big schoolgirl errors really pushed me to the edge with this.

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Arne & Carlos Summer Night Socks

I’ve finished another pair of socks for Dave. This time in Regia Arne & Carlos Design Line Summer Night Sock Yarn, using the usual Regia sock pattern.

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Hand knits – pink stripy socks and a cardigan

Miss Minx has a style all her own! I love it and totally encourage her to experiment. If you can’t have fun with your clothes when you’re 11, you’ve no hope of enjoying them when you get older. Today she is rocking two hand knits. One from me, one from Grandma.

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DIY Dancewear – Jalie 2803 stretch pants and Jalie 2802 stretch bodyshirt

So…if you follow me on Insta you’ll have seen me sewing up dancewear for my wee fella!

He’s recently partnered up with the lovely Lola (whom you may recognise from Baby Ballroom) and they meet up twice a week for practice sessions, and will be hitting the competition floor very soon.

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Arne & Carlos Moon Night Socks

Hello lovelies. Thanks for your patience whilst we (and when I say ‘we’ I obviously mean ‘Dave’) transferred the hosting of this site this week.

I was listening to the Love to Sew podcast this week (I’m seriously behind so am box-setting it) with the interview of Kate from The Foldline. One of the questions was along the lines of ‘what would you do differently’ and the answer was ‘marry a developer’ (I paraphrase, of course). After this weeks shenanigans I can heartily recommend a husband with mad tech skills. Without him I’m not sure this blog would exist, and I know for sure that my other site would be dead in the water.

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Helen’s Closet Blackwood Cardigan

So my first finished garment of 2019 hits it right out of the park!

My perfect daytime ‘uniform’. Cute top, jeans, boots and a cardigan. I live in looks like this for everyday life!

Not only am I thrilled with the garment itself, but its made from stash fabric and a stash pattern, albeit the updated version.

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