City Gym Shorts Hack and Pattern Review

I took the free pattern for cotton bias bound ‘City Gym Shorts’ by Purl Soho & hacked it back to its roots to make some classic lycra gym shorts. Of course this pattern is FREE and is available here: The construction is super simple and I love the overlapped side details which are highlighted byContinue reading “City Gym Shorts Hack and Pattern Review”

Graphic Sweatshirt Tutorial

Right now, most of us are living almost exclusively at home. Cue hours sewing & comfy clothes. Time to make yourself a graphic sweatshirt. Make a simple loop-back jersey pullover embellished with some famous (or your own) artwork. Here is how to make it completely from scratch, sweatshirt an’ all with a pile of fabric,Continue reading “Graphic Sweatshirt Tutorial”

Self drafted leggings

Double brushed poly spandex, DBP, is my favourite fabric at the moment. It is stretchy, washes well and oh so soft. It is literally strokeable. I managed to snag a couple of metres of navy from Girl Charlee UK during their 50% off sale before Christmas. Unfortunately this online store has now closed but DBPContinue reading “Self drafted leggings”

Long Cardigan ‘Flexigan’ tutorial

Introducing the Flexigan… This is a long cardi with big pockets and a nod towards the shawl collar. As the name suggests, it’s flexible. It can be knotted at the front, wrapped over and tied with a belt to create a dress and folded up to be like a shawl! Perfect for layering on aContinue reading “Long Cardigan ‘Flexigan’ tutorial”

La La top – free tutorial sew-along part 1

This top was born out of the desire to make something freehand (no sticky tape pdf jigsaws), quickly and well fitted, fuelled by the nervous energy that comes the evening before A-level results day (yup it only takes an evening!). It features peep/key-hole sleeves which are fastened with wide ties. And they are built inContinue reading “La La top – free tutorial sew-along part 1”