Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Monday, 19 October 2020
Cold evenings just lend themselves to this snuggly cuddly fleece. Just picture yourself all toasty snuggled up with your book or favourite TV programme
Nothing could be easier to make, and with so much fabric choice you can not go wrong .
How fabulous it will be to make these for children You could add an applique design to the front- a Christmas design maybe, or whatever you fancy. Just a simple heart or a star in sequin fabric will be fabulous
Tuesday, 1 September 2020
Vogue Nightwear in fabulous Art Gallery fabrics
I saw a pattern when I was browsing and although it is nothing like I have ever worn I wanted to make it.
One of my favourite fabric Brands is Art Gallery Fabrics and it took me no time at all to decide to use this combination of print and plain to make the garments
I was not disappointed!
This is an absolutely gorgeous outfit and I love it so much. It is extremely comfortable to wear, it is fun and so different to what is available ready made.
There is also a camisole which I made with the leftovers.
To read this post and find out more about the fabric and pattern please click on this link
Vogue Nightwear in fabulous Art Gallery fabric
Thank you MinervaCrafts for the beautiful fabric
Saturday, 23 May 2020
I have made a lot of lingerie recently and I thought that it would be really nice to have a lingerie bag to keep them in. It is nice to put your night slip in during the day and they are useful to take on holiday too, they look really pretty sat on your bed.
They are not difficult to make and take very little fabric. They can be made any size you want and you could even make a small one for handkerchiefs. They make wonderful gifts too.
Monday, 6 April 2020
This is a Jaycotts.co.uk blog post.
Kwik Sew 4250 Jacket, top and pants. A blog post for total beginners or those returning to sewing after a break.
In the first part of this post we will make just the Jacket.
I thought long and hard over this blog post.
The first thing I considered was how much detailed instructions to give, and how much opportunity should I allow for you to follow the actual pattern instructions. It is vital that we are able to read a pattern but I appreciate that they don't always make sense. I hope that I achieved a balance which is right for you.
The pattern I used is this one Kwik Sew pattern K4250
I love Kwik Sew patterns - view the range here Kwik Sew Patterns at Jaycotts
They are good for all levels, have a good design range and are printed on better quality tissue paper than most.
We are going to start by making the jacket. The pants and top will follow in another blog post. I didn't want to put you off by doing too much all in one go!
In the next post I will show you how I styled all of my garments and there will be photographs.
These are the fabrics I chose to use for the jacket. We are always told never to mix prints but never be afraid to bend the rules , these two prints actually sit very well together.