Monthly Archives: August 2013

  • Painting by Numbers...

    What do you think of these?!

    We're loving the paintbox vibe and the the vibrant colours. This is Lush Uptown, a new Moda collection by graphic designer Erin Morris which is apparently a reprint. We missed it the first time round so we'll be making the most of it this time. I want a duvet cover in 'Painters Palette'!

    Check out What Katie Sews to see the beautiful dress she made in Paint By Numbers...




  • Cute as Buttons....

    I can think of a few little peeps who would love these fabric covered buttons, they certainly make a chirpy new addition to our button section....


  • Michelle's Teal Tunic

    The Sew Liberated 'Schoolhouse Tunic' is one of our most popular selling patterns. We all like to feel comfy sometimes, and a jeans and tunic look fits the bill nicely. We've made two tunics in the shop, Rachel (Ray) made one in our Brannock and Patek brushed cottons, however I wanted something more summery so omitted the sleeves. The teal lace was from my stash at home and I simply used a Liberty print bias binding around the front and armholes.

    This is a very simple sew and probably a great choice if you're just starting dressmaking. There are no buttonholes or zips, and the look is very casual so fitting issues should be minimal. I made a size 8 (I'm a UK size 12) and it fits great, although the lace has a slight amount of stretch which helps.

    I'll admit that using lace has made it quite a hard item to style. I originally had planned to wear it with a white cotton slip of the same length, but I've found it impossible to find one on the high st. Do I have to make everything?!


  • A Mother and Son Collaboration

    We just wanted to show you a quilt that our pattern cutting tutor Alice produced for central london silk shop 'Biddle Sawyer Silks'. Isn't it beautiful! Having never made a quilt before Alice went into the project in her typical style - completely fearless! Making a quilt from silk is not easy, so we are very impressed! If you happen to be in Berwick St in Soho it's definitely worth a closer look...

    Alice runs a made to measure business making equally beautiful clothes - Alice and co