Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Inside leg poppers, part 3

Here is final part of this little romper I’ve been making from my old pyjamas. Click here for part one about cutting out. Click here for part two about inserting a lapped zip. This final part, instructs on adapting baby clothes to insert an inside leg popper opening. This technique can be applied to anyContinue reading “Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Inside leg poppers, part 3”

Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Lapped zip, part 2

Following on from my post last week about using some old pyjamas to make a new romper, here is how I inserted the zip. The techniques shown can be used for any garment which is why it’s having it’s own post. For the zip, I found an old closed end zip. It is lilac butContinue reading “Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Lapped zip, part 2”

Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Simplicity 8614, part 1

As you know, I love to recycle fabric, clothes, etc wherever possible. I had this old pair of pjs that I have been wearing for years and I just love them. The cotton is so soft but the ties are disintegrating, there’s a food stain on the knee and the fabric is worn through onContinue reading “Old PJs, New Baby Romper – Simplicity 8614, part 1”

How to customise your wedding dress yourself

So perhaps you’ve thought about what I said in a previous post about having an expensive dress for a fraction of the cost and now it needs details? Or maybe you’ve bought a lovely but simple dress and need some ideas on how to make it a bit more you, a bit more special. ThisContinue reading “How to customise your wedding dress yourself”

Pink dinosaur romper

There’s so many romper patterns around and I’ve managed to accumulate a few over the years but there’s always something about each one I’m not particularly keen on so I decided to create my perfect pattern on what I like to sew and as a mum, what I think is best. Brindille and Twig doContinue reading “Pink dinosaur romper”

Single jet pocket

I’m making a retro jacket for Leon using Brindille and Twig‘s zip jacket pattern with French terry and sweater fabric from Frumble Fabrics. The pockets in the pattern are curved patch pockets but I don’t like the shape, getting a nice even curve using stretch fabric is so tricky. I thought thick single jets wouldContinue reading “Single jet pocket”

How do you get an expensive wedding dress for a fraction of the cost?

I get contacted frequently by brides wanting a bespoke or designer dress but can’t afford the price tag. I’m no snob and I’d much rather make a woman feel a million dollars than send her away. So I’ve found other ways to give them their dream dress which I want to share. You can buyContinue reading “How do you get an expensive wedding dress for a fraction of the cost?”

Padded underwired Harriet bra

Since making my first Harriet bra, its now become a bit of an obsession. Figuring out all these new bra making techniques, fitting, etc. I’ve read other people’s blogs, searched Instagram hashtags and watched lots of youtube videos to get others’s opinions and what worked for them. So Harriet #2 had some changes which IContinue reading “Padded underwired Harriet bra”

My knickers are on show!

You’ve probably gathered by now, I’m a bit of a fabric hoarder. Its a serious problem. Little bits of jersey are the worst, I hang onto to them because small bits can just about accommodate newborn vests as gifts for friends and even smaller strips make perfect bindings, cuffs, etc. So last year I decidedContinue reading “My knickers are on show!”

Underwired Harriet bra by Cloth Habit

A while back (way before covid) New Craft House, who I follow on Instagram, posted pictures of amateurs making bras at a workshop they’d hosted using Cloth Habit’s Harriet bra. It got me thinking that this was a gap in my knowledge and if amateurs can make a bra, then I certainly could. But whenContinue reading “Underwired Harriet bra by Cloth Habit”