Hey Blue – Closet Case Patterns Kalle

Hi there I am delighted that not only have I ticked off one the new patterns on my #2018makenine before the end of January, but I’m also really pleased with the result. I have always been cautious about loose fitting dresses without any waist definition and thought there was a good chance that I would…

Stripes of every stripe – some Grainline Studio tops

I always think that blue and white stripes – the traditional Breton style – are perfect for spring. After months of black and grey there is something really fresh and bright about blue and white together. This week I mixed blue stripes with Grainline Studio Hemlock and Linden tees and made my new favourite tops!…

All buttoned up – my other Rosari skirt

Hi Again My last post was about my denim 70s inspired Rosari skirt over at the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network – you can read all about it here. As I said last time, I have been doing a lot of pattern repeats so I thought I would also share my first Rosari, which I made…

Once more, with feeling -another Named Helmi

Hi there I am really ready for a bit of Spring now – occasionally we get a glimpse of sun and it feels as if brighter days are coming soon, but this afternoon when I dragged Mr Notsewsimple out to take some photos it was still cold and grey. I finished this dress a couple…

Paisley in the Park – Named Helmi dress

Hi there – it’s definitely autumn here now! The clocks have gone back and the days are already so much shorter. Today it was a little grey so the photos aren’t the greatest but at least I remembered to get some before it got dark! This is the Named Helmi tunic dress, from their latest…