Handmade In 2016

I’m still here!

Still sewing and still blogging!

Click here for 2013, 2014 & 2015‘s Handmade Wardrobe Additions if you missed them and carry on reading to see what I created in 2016 – this year I’ve included almost everything I’ve made, including gifts, so it’s not just my handmade wardrobe.

I’m hoping to take things slowly this year.  Learn new techniques and focus on quality rather than quantity.

There are links to each relevant blog posts attached to each photograph (if I’ve written one!).

Thanks for stopping by!


Gifts made for my Stitching Santa recipient.


The Cleo Pinafore from Tilly and the Buttons


Butterick 6390 – A Gertie pattern


Self drafted top using the Basic Easy Fitting T from Winifred Alrdrich

Sewaholic Renfrew

A top made using the Sewaholic Renfrew and a self drafted skirt – made to wear for a Halloween Party.

By Hand London – Holly Jumpsuit


I won this fabric and made up a top from the Simply Sew collection with looks ok off but not on!  I need to find a new owner for this as it’s lovely but does nothing for me!


Sewing Cake – Espresso Leggings


Sew Over It – Molly Tops

An arm knitted scarf for a friends birthday present, kindly modelled by my hubby!

Vintage Vogue 9082 Pattern Hack


Itch to Stitch – Belize Skort Pattern hack

Itch to Stitch Belize Shorts as PJs

Belize Skort from Itch to Stitch

Belize Shorts from Itch to Stitch

My First Quilt

#BVSEWALONG #V9082 #Vogue9082 685

The BIG Vintage Sewalong Vogue 9082


Amber Trousers from Paprika Patterns

A slouchy bag – I gave this to one of my besties for her to use as a beach bag.  It was hard to part with it!

Simplicity 1696 – Amazing Fit Trousers

Simplicity 1783

Two self drafted tops.  The one on the left has been worn quite a lot but the sleeveless bright one has only made one or 2 appearance.  Enjoyed making them though and learnt quite a bit in the process. (unblogged)

Simplicity 1783


Another Brooklyn Hoodie from SBCC.  This was made using 2 old fleeces from my works uniform.  This is probably the most worn item in 2016. I didn’t add the band or the front pocket.  Instead I used the zip welt pocket from the original jacket.


This was a bit of a wadder! A hack of Vogue 8805 that although is well sewn and it fit, I never actually ‘loved’ it so never added a closure to it and made it wearable. (no blog post!)


Style Arc Misty Pull On Jeans - aka Jeggings!

Style Arc Misty Pull On Jeans – aka Jeggings!

#brooklynhoodie #sbccpatterns #sbcc   350

The Brooklyn Hoodie from SBCC



Hexie  Caddy – One of the most useful things I’ve made this year.  Click on the photo for the link to the tutorial – not mine!!


#Vogue8805 374

Vogue 8805

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