How to: Make a Sewing Pattern from a Shop-bought Garment

How to: Make a Sewing Pattern from a Shop-bought Garment

It’s no secret that most menswear sewing patterns are uncool, boxy garments that you would never see in a shop. Women’s sewing patterns are modern and fashionable, with thousands to choose from and brand new patterns being released every month, while us guys are left 

The Stripey Summer Hoodie

The Stripey Summer Hoodie

Recently I wrote an article about my trip to Paris, and the fabrics I bought there. I wanted to do a separate post all about the construction of a hoodie that I made with some of the striped jersey I brought back with me. The fabric is 

3 Menswear Sewing Patterns for Beginners

3 Menswear Sewing Patterns for Beginners

I remember my first (and failed!) attempt at taking up sewing as a hobby. I was just a teenager, fuelled by my passion for Project Runway, and in a spontaneous move I decided to buy a sewing machine, sewing pattern and fabric to get stuck 

Dabbling with Fabric Painting

Dabbling with Fabric Painting

I like painting. I like clothes. But I never thought to combine to two, until recently… It was a total accident that I started to dabble with fabric painting. I had sewn a toile for my self-drafted vest top and, while it fit well, it 

Sprout Patterns – Negroni Shirt

Sprout Patterns – Negroni Shirt

You know what, I don’t actually have many shirts in my wardrobe. There are two reasons for that: First off, ready-to-wear shirts rarely catch my eye and secondly, constructing a shirt at home is not quick and can be a bit of a headache. So 

Joining the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network

Joining the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network

This week I was asked to join Minerva Crafts’ Blogger Network – a small group of clothes-makers and crafters based all over the world. Every month, Minerva Crafts will send me a supplies kit with my chosen fabrics, notions and sewing pattern. I will then construct 

Great British Sewing Bee 2016

Great British Sewing Bee 2016

So the day has come – the new series of The Great British Sewing Bee starts tonight! Tune into BBC2 at 9pm to watch… It’s felt like a long wait, but now I’m feeling a bit nervous! I’m so proud to be a part of 

Fabric Shopping in Paris

Fabric Shopping in Paris

Last year I visited Paris for the first time. After nearly five years living in London it’s a bit embarrassing that it took me so long to get there but after hearing about the fabric shopping there, I had to go! So I packed my bags