Category Archives: Dressmaking

Take one blog, two meters of fabric, and…

I love making presents best of all.

For John’s “unbirthday”, I decided an apron was needed.

Lacking time to get to a shop that sold patterns, I went to the internet and found this tutorial by Indestructables.

I bought some fabric from the ever-reliable Halifax Borough Market, and off we went.

Geiger wants to help

Geiger wants to help

The pattern, as it turns out, was really easy to follow. Pressing the pieces into shape before starting was a genius move, it saved much faffing later. I’d recommend it to sewing newbies or more experienced sew-ers – I think the adjustable straps / neckline was a very clever move.

I decided to add a pocket, as I’m a clever clogs, and Michaela at the Sewing Box got the posh embroidery machine out for me – the Soup Dragon needed something splendid.

Soup Dragon Apron

Here be dragons!

I made a hat!

Although I made a mistake – I thought I had enough fabric for two. But I got it wrong, I have enough fabric for four hats.













Fox print hat; anyone? It’s waterproof!

I also made the kimono / dressing gown I’m wearing. Another rubbish photo though – must try harder!