Monday, 28 August 2017


During the summer I like to sleep in a pair of light cotton shorts and a vest top.  Recently I tore one pair of shorts and I am finding it hard to find a replacement.  No worries I thought, I'll just make myself a new pair.
Using a mixture of the skills I got from the trouser making classes in January and the copy your clothes course from 2015, I created a pattern based on my favorite sleeping shorts.

Love this material
I cut it out and started putting it all together, so far so good.  But then I added the waist band and this is when it all went wrong.  They went from fitting, to being much too small. I know what went wrong.  I kinda mixed two designs together without giving the other waist band enough material.  So now I have to decide if I should unpick this one and try and save it, or if I should modify the pattern a bit and try again?

Monday, 7 August 2017

A little taster of a big project

It's been a busy couple of months.  And while all that's been going on I've been working away on a big old project when I have the odd half an hour or so.  This is just a little taster because its not going to be finished any time soon!
On the other hand I am really enjoying my dusk walks with Milo.  We've seen deer, cows and bats among other things, and nothing beats seeing the last rays of sun stream through the trees at the end of the day.
So I'll keep plugging away and maybe it'll be done by Christmas!