Starting work on my final collection

This week I have started to draft the patterns for my final collection… The first look I am working on is the apron dress and rib knit dress:

Apron dress

ribbed knit dress with triangles

the apron dress with will be made from Furakawa denim (From Merchant and Mills here) they describe it as ‘a special Japanese 6oz denim. 57% cotton, 34% wool, 9% linen.’  As this collection is for Autumn Winter, the apron dress will be worn over the rib knit dress (fabric yet to be finalised!)

Here are the sketches of the garments:

blue apron

rib dress arrows+castle

I have lots of changes still to make but here is some snaps from this weeks toile:

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Still some tweaking to be done on the pocket placement and positioning but so far so good,

R x


Latest pattern … Casual Jersey Dress

I drafted this pattern over the summer as my sister wanted an easy fitting dress she could take away with her.
It is a jersey dress, with elasticated waist,  sweatshirt style top, 3/4 sleeves and slim A – line skirt – with pockets of course!


The neck and cuffs are finished with overlocked binding and I used a coverlock stitch to add some colour over the seams, pocket opening and to finish the skirt hem.
I love this denim look jersey.




Still a few tweaks to be made but I shall be grading some more sizes soon,
R x

Saturday Sewing

Moo's Shoes

Moo recently acquired these beauts (Marks and Spencer A/W Kids)  – you know that thing where you plan the wardrobe around the shoes – this is one of those times!

The teal tights were already in the drawer so I had a furkle in my studio stash and dug out this lovely teacup fabric (Melody Miller, Ruby Star Rising) – My sister picked it up in Purl Soho, NYC around 5 years ago i’m afraid but there are plenty of other lovely Melody prints out there.

I only had half a yard so it is a rather slim elasticated skirt but still lovely nonetheless.

I love the way the grey, yellow and teal are picked up in the fabric pattern – just need to find some fabric for the perfect top now!

R x


I have been following ASSEMBIL for a little while on twitter and love their posts –  on everything from 4D printing, Pattern cutting at Givenchy, and even a lovely link to a Tilda Swinton and Olivier Saillard performance at Beaux-Arts, Paris.

What a perfect mix.

NB. They also have a great pattern cutting book, ‘How Patterns Work‘ which is lovely and simple, great for beginner and experienced pattern cutters;