Library dress, aka schooliform dress #2

Having bottled out of making the Oliver + S Library Dress some time ago, I’m pleased to say I did get around to making it – and of course, it wasn’t nearly so difficult as I’d feared. I used the same chambray-effect grey polycotton as the last school dress, an off-white calico for the waistband, […]

First skirt

This skirt is the first thing I ever sewed for my children (well, ‘child’ singular, as it was back then – does that feel like a long time ago now!). I was pregnant, and I think nesting instinct kicked in as a kind of mega sewing drive! With a desperation born of knowing that I’d be doing no sewing […]

More shorts!

So I fulfilled my promise of some bigger shorts for the Bee, and because it’s summer now (right?!) we tested them out at the beach. It’s the Dana Made KID shorts pattern, flat front version again, and the size 7 fits her better – although I still think they’re not quite high enough at the […]

Firefly fiesta skirt

This fabric. I agonised for so long over it. It’s called Summer Night Lights (from the delightful Wee Wander collection by Sarah Jane), and I adore the jewel-brightness of it, and its whimsicalness, like an illustration from a children’s book. And those fireflies! There’s something quite magical about them. It’s so perfect for small children, and yet… Its intensity made […]