Dad’s Fairfield Button-up| Thread Theory


Thread Theory is my go to menswear sewing pattern company. I’ve made their Jedediah Pants and Comox Trunks several times over. The monogrammed travel pouch I made last year was a free tutorial from their blog. Their patterns are well drafted and the instructions are clear. The Fairfield Button-up Shirt was no exception.

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DIY planter pot cover | Tutorial | Free pattern

In the last 3 months I have acquired four beautiful indoor plants. But the plastic pots they came in aren’t so beautiful. However, those fancy ~*aesthetic*~ ceramic pots can be pricey $$$. So decided to make my own planter pot covers!


The navy blue and white fabric is a midweight canvas cotton and the off-white lining is a lightweight cotton. Both second-hand finds!

I have made a tutorial for this pattern for anyone who wants to give it a go. This pattern creates a reversible planter pot cover! Continue reading “DIY planter pot cover | Tutorial | Free pattern”

DIY head wrap headband | Tutorial


This is an easy sewing project for sewists of all levels. It’s also a great stash buster!

I made a couple of these for my mum for her birthday earlier this month. One in a floral print fabric and another in silk satin. This would make a great last minute Christmas gift too! Continue reading “DIY head wrap headband | Tutorial”

Vintage men’s shirt to women’s blouse | refashion

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I found this vintage men’s shirt in a Red Cross shop for $5. What I liked about the shirt was the print, buttons and feel of the fabric. However, it was definitely a dated style with an elastic waistband and pockets. It even possibly had shoulder pads as there were velcro strips on the inside at the shoulders. Continue reading “Vintage men’s shirt to women’s blouse | refashion”