Cable knit beanie + pattern


A cable knit beanie has been something on my ‘to knit’ list for a while. I also want to make more socks and even a jumper someday. What better time to whip up a beanie than Winter!

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Fifi Boudoir Pyjama Set | Tilly and the Buttons


Tilly and the Button’s Fifi Pyjamas pattern is a great beginner to intermediate project with techniques including cutting on the bias, French seams and making your own bias tape!┬áTilly’s pattern instructions are very easy to follow with tips on how to handle fabric when cutting on the bias. She even has a sew along on her blog. Continue reading “Fifi Boudoir Pyjama Set | Tilly and the Buttons”

Men’s fitted shirt – Simplicity 8427 pattern review

The menswear sewing series continues…


After sewing my first men’s shirt for my grandpa by using an old shirt of his, I wanted to try using an actual pattern with instructions. When making my grandfather’s shirt, I found I was unsure about how some of the components were sewn together. Such as the yoke and the sleeve placket. I wanted to find a proper pattern with instructions to learn the correct techniques.

I wanted to make my boyfriend a shirt this time around. When looking online I couldn’t find many fashionable and modern men’s shirt sewing patterns out there. Until I came across Mimi G’s Simplicity 8427. It is a slim fit button up shirt with variations for the cuff and collar style. Continue reading “Men’s fitted shirt – Simplicity 8427 pattern review”

Thread Theory Comox Trunks

I know it has been a long time between posts! But I have been busy sewing, so there will be more projects to come soon!

Continuing with the menswear theme going on in my blog, I have made some men’s underwear! I used Thread Theory’s Comox Trunks pattern. Thread Theory are a Canadian based menswear sewing pattern company and I bought a few of their PDF patterns during their February sale.


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Grandpa’s shirt

I bought some striped cotton blend fabric while in Malaysia last year with the intention of making a shirt for my grandpa. My grandma gave me an old shirt of his to replicate. I took it home to Australia with me and unpicked it. I had not made a men’s shirt before, so noted down how the garment was assembled as I dissembled it.

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