Handmade In 2020

No one could have written what’s happened this year. But somehow I’ve kept sewing, kept smiling and appeared as a contestant on The Great British Sewing Bee!!

Here’s what I’ve made along the way……

Jalie 3463 in Fabric from Funki fabrics

Hudson Pants by True Bias, in a viscose jersey from Lucky Fashions (the top is a refashion of an old dress)

Newlook 6648 made to match my Hudsons for a faux jumpsuit look

Lisa my sewing wife all matchy-matchy in our faux jumpsuits!

A basic T shirt pattern hacked to make a frock for a 60/70’s party

The Liberty Thea Boho Sleeve Shirt, which is the same as the Vogue 9331. Love this shirt and definitely need more of these in my life! Click HERE to read the blog post.

Knickers!! The first of many pairs I’m sure!

A hack of the Toaster Sweater by Sew House 7

Another modified Toaster Sweater, I made this ever so slightly bigger as the previous one was a little bit snug. But this is loads bigger. It’s surprising how the fit can change by using completely different fabric.

Animal print scuba which has a vinyl type coating on it, Vogue 1411

A vintage coat pattern – Simplicity 4738. I’ve been wearing this but it’s not quite finished. It needs taking in at the sides and also pockets of some description needed to be added too. It’s in the same denim as the lander pants which are in this photo, but I’ve worn and washed my landers loads and couldn’t believe how much they’d faded!

A bit of a crazy addition to my wardrobe! A reptile sort of print on a stretch cotton sateen – Newlook 6217. I think these will be great for golf in summer when it’s not quite warm enough to get my legs out.

A hacked T shirt pattern – the body is a looped back jersey and the sleeves and ruffles are a woven sheer….. I really LOVE this😍

The Mandy Boat Tee – a free pattern from Tessuti Fabrics

The Pona Jacket, by Helen’s Closet Patterns. click HERE to read the blog post

My first Luna Lapin from Coolcrafting

The Frankie Wrap skirt – a FREE pattern from Mabel Label

Vogue 1429

I first made this as a dress, but it wasn’t very flattering. Luckily I had some spare fabric so I was able to make a skirt and shorten the dress.

A faux jumpsuit

the top is the infamous Ogden Cami and the trousers are a pattern from an ancient Prima magazine

This golf skirt is a refashion of a dress which a friend gave me. Don’t you just love free clothes!

Here’s a before pic of refashion. The wide leg trousers were a charity shop find and the top is an old sweatshirt.

Tah-dah …. now we have more wearable shorts and a t shirt style top

The Amber Trousers from Paprika pattern

I made this 4 years ago (see here) and haven’t worn them very much so decided to shorten them and have worn them quite a lot since!

Another Lekala skirt for golf

The Sew Over It Molly Top

Yup another golf skirt! This fabric was probably the oldest in my stash from about 1997!

The Newlook 6217 trousers that I made earlier in the year didn’t get worn at all, so I restyled them and they had plenty of wear on the golf course when it wasn’t quite warm enough to get the legs out.

I really need to write a blog post to tell you all about this refashion. I replaced some of the panels of a M&S denim jacket with some sparkly transparent fabric. This have got to be my favourite refashion ever!

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