Love Missile NL 6459 F

      It’s great to come across a pattern that yields a flattering garment with the minimum of hassle; it’s greater still when that pattern comes with enough variations to create an entire season’s wardrobe. New Look 6459 is a sleeveless dress with darts to the bodice and … Continue reading

Junk Stitching

You might hear runners talk disparagingly, or concernedly, about “junk miles”.  These are runs during which one does absolutely nothing to try and improve.  No bursts of speed, no hills, no attempts at furthering the distance: just putting one foot in front of the other and staying safely within one’s comfort zone. I ♥ … Continue reading

Colette Lily

It didn’t surprise me to learn that the Colette team had Sophia Loren in mind as they worked on the Lily design.  With its close-fitting lines and a nod to the 1950s, this dress would perfectly accommodate a siren wiggle.  But it wasn’t wiggling I had in mind when I bought the pattern –  … Continue reading

Viva Frida

Every year, I make myself a Feelgood Dress of the Summer.  Last year, it was the Burda 7378, now being worn almost daily during this current spell of a well-deserved British Summer!  For this year, I’d long ago earmarked Burda 7493. I liked the tabs and … Continue reading

Me-Made-May’12

‘I, Marianna of Sew 2 Pro, will endeavour to wear at least one made-by-me garment each day for the duration of May 2012.’ When I signed up for this group project, initiated by the sustainable sewing blogger So Zo What … Continue reading

One Week, One Pattern

Inspired by the blog Tilly and the Buttons, from Saturday 24th to Friday 30th March, we pledge to wear garments made from one pattern.  My chosen favourite is the BSB which is the Skirt Master Pattern in the Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Sewing. Saturday 24th: Macculloch’s It’s … Continue reading

Basic Skirt Block

I was wondering what to wear for the OWOP! (One Week, One Pattern) project: this is the initiative organized by Tilly and the Buttons where for a whole week from Saturday 24 March we wear and post pictures of garments made from a single pattern.  Now, were it summer, … Continue reading