Sometime I use a pattern just once and never to use it again. In fact I do that a lot because I have so many patterns if I stick to the same one I’ll never get through the rest. But some patterns demand you make another and another and another. Continue reading
Never mind the Little Black Dress, right here, right now it’s all about the BIG BLACK DRESS. Nothing fancy, just a big black dress that you can chuck on and exude a laconic nonchalance.
We all know everyone needs a little black dress in their life, but sometimes a big black dress is more suitable for that ‘artfully undone’ look. And I have just the pattern for you to make your very own BIG BLACK DRESS in the time it would take to choose your accessories for a big night out. And it’s FREE. You’re welcome. Continue reading
Do you remember 1975?
Think Rubiks’s cubes, mood rings, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. It was the year Margaret Thatcher was elected to lead Britain’s Conservative Party. We didn’t wear seat belts in the car, microwave ovens were all the rage, Dymo label makers were popular and we were excited to know which shape window we were going to look through in Play School.
Today we are going ‘a stitch back in time’, to when tops were tight, collars were big, trousers were high and bottoms were flared. Come along and groovy on down.
Hands up who thinks this fabric is totally gorgeous? I do. So much so that I had it stashed away for… ut hum! 3 years. I had no idea what to make with it. Until now… Continue reading
If you have a Madeit Pattern from the FOLD|2 collection, you would have seen the adorable illustrations on the front cover. They were drawn by the everso sweet and super talented Gabi of The Minimi Project.
The illustrations appealed to me because of their loose, charming, modern style.
Gabi has recently had a baby boy, so I thought it only appropriate that I made him something from a Madeit pattern. Continue reading