Friday, 24 August 2012


OK, this is an impromptu post because I have just seen what could possibly be the ugliest sewing pattern ever...

seriously, the poor model looks like she has the thighs of a Rugby player, or she is going to a costume party dressed as Ursula the sea witch

and the worst think is, this was from Ottobre magazine, shame on you Ottobre I expect these shenanigans from Burda, but I thought you were more reliable than that.

Monday, 13 August 2012

I dream of an Empire of Lace...

Hi Internet

Today I have another re-fashion post!

Starting point point, looked something like this (I thought I had taken a photo of it, but I was wrong obviously)

Now I know what your thinking, why refashion a dress that is so pretty already, well dear friends, I picked up this dress at New Look in their sale and it was a size 18, so it was rather large on me. My initial plan was to make a billowy lace tunic, inspired by one I had seen on a woman in the pub whilst watching a football match (don't judge me for that, the match in question was an England game during the World Cup in 2010, if I'm going to be judged, judge me on my procrastination and fabric hoarding tendencies)

Anyway, back to the point. I removed the zipper from the back, unpicked the skirt and remade the princess seams and armholes so they fit, then I made an A-line skirt out of some navy double knit (also stashed since 2010) I reused the zip from the original dress so this was a super cheap project (dress was £3, and the double knit was about a fiver I think)

Apologies for the shoddy pics, I started a new job a couple of weeks ago and all I want to do at the weekends is wear PJ's and sleep, I'm hope to bob this feeling passes quickly, it sucks to not have the energy to sew and partake in sewing related frippery.

I quite like this photo, the colour palette in it reminds me of banoffee pie.

Incidentally, this is the lace fabric used in my blog header.

Rachel-Lou x

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Pattern Pyramid Winner!

Hi All!

Hope your all having a good weekend, one person who is definitely having a good weekend is Nothy Lane as she has just won the Pattern Pyramid Giveaway!

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Happy Sewing Folks!
Rachel-Lou x
 PS. I deleted Sorbetsuprise's comment as she didn't want to be entered into the giveaway, I felt like a bitch doing it, but otherwise I would have forgotten and counted her comment as an entry! sorry Sorbet, I hope you will forgive me!