Dress · How-To's

Dungarees Denim Dress from 2 Pairs of Jeans and a Belt

Sometimes wonderful things can come about by accident. By accident, I mean things that are unplanned, that occur serendipitously, by chance, or simply because you were willing to play. And let go. 2016 was the year I decided to start this blog, to teach myself to sew, without formal instruction, just fuelled by my passion. If… Continue reading Dungarees Denim Dress from 2 Pairs of Jeans and a Belt

Bag · Upcycling

The Making of a Half-Messenger Dog Appliqué Bag

Hullo, hullo! Been so long … surprised the blog is still here! Just kidding. The blog may have been out of sight but let me assure you, never was it out of mind. In between a term break, throwing two birthday parties and general adulting, I was also plugging away at my second commission! For… Continue reading The Making of a Half-Messenger Dog Appliqué Bag

Cushion · Upcycling

Appliqué Cushion Cover made from Old Shirts

Cushions make really bland birthday gifts. Yes, they can be pretty, and even useful. But out of a whole universe of things you could possibly give to a friend, giving a cushion is like an exercise in not exercising your imagination. Equivalent to choosing vanilla in an ocean of ice-cream flavours. But hang on, say… Continue reading Appliqué Cushion Cover made from Old Shirts

Bag · Refashions

Appliqué Tote Bag made from Curtains and T-Shirts

Helllooo … been so long! Summer holidays are over and Little One is finally back in school. Phew! Remember I mentioned my sewing machine came along with us to Greece over the summer? Well, this little number you see above was Made in Greece and, as it happens, is my very first commission! It’s for a… Continue reading Appliqué Tote Bag made from Curtains and T-Shirts

Bag · How-To's · Refashions

Make a Messenger Bag from Used Jeans and Curtain Fabric

      Hello, hello, hello! It’s been a couple of weeks or so since my last post. The reason is simple. I was working on something special. And as you know, special things take time. What I’ve been working on is a bag for Little One’s preschool teacher. As you know, looking after 3… Continue reading Make a Messenger Bag from Used Jeans and Curtain Fabric

How-To's · One-Shoulder Jumpsuit · Refashions

Make One-Shoulder Jumpsuit from Jeans and Shirt

  A jumpsuit is called combinaison in French. It makes total sense. Not only does it cleverly combine top with trousers, a jumpsuit also has that rare combination of playfulness and glamour. By wearing a jumpsuit you automatically channel a Seventies vibe. You announce to the world, ‘I’m cool and I know it’. Take a look… Continue reading Make One-Shoulder Jumpsuit from Jeans and Shirt

How-To's · Refashions · Waistcoat Bag

How to Transform a Waistcoat into a Bag

Hand-me-downs are the best. Children grow up so fast that some clothes last only six months. I’m lucky to have a group of friends with kids who are close in age to Little One. Not only is it easier on the pocket, sharing is so much better for the environment. I just love this idea… Continue reading How to Transform a Waistcoat into a Bag