Don’t Be Afraid of Stretch Fabrics!

If you take a look inside your wardrobe you’ll probably find that the majority of your clothes are made using stretch, or knit fabrics. However, many people are reluctant to use them for their own sewing projects thinking that they’re tricky to use or require special...

Beach Hair – Don’t Care

If you take a look at the only proper photo I’ve had taken in the last 5 years you’ll see I have a LOT of hair. That photo was a small hair day straight after a hair cut. I love having curly hair, it’s great. Unless of course there’s water...

Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

I love hearts. I have them festooned liberally around my studio. I had an idea to create a Valentine’s outfit for Charlie using hearts, however, Valentine’s day isn’t a huge deal in either of my home countries, so I wanted to design something stylish, but...

Faking It

Tis the season for long sleeves and layers. I love the layered look, but Jack doesn’t like wearing 2 t-shirts, so I fake it. It’s ridiculously easy. Start with a regular t-shirt pattern – I’m using the Eclipse here. Cut 2 regular, short sleeves from your main...

Ruffle Tutorial Part 2

This time I’m going to show you how to make a more traditional ruffle. The brilliant thing about detachable ruffles is that you can make more than one for each nappy! 1. Choose your fabrics:inky for the nappy, and pretty much anything you like for the ruffle! 2....

Ruffle Tutorial Part 1

I’ve had quite a few requests for help adding ruffles to nappies, so thought I would create a couple of tutorials for you. I’ll talk you through two slightly different ways to make a detachable ruffle nappy. These are by no means the only ways to make...

Monster Hoodie

Hands up if you have a little monster at home… Fancy making something for them but don’t have the time/patience/skills/confidence to make clothes from scratch? Well how about a monster hoodie? They’re so easy to make and I can’t even begin to...

BCWP 2017: Does He Care What The Other Eyeballs Think?

Boys Can Wear Pink Season 3 I can’t believe it’s a whole year since I blogged for BCWP Season 2, but apparently it is! When, as a family, you have two boys to entertain and two businesses to run, time doesn’t so much fly as travel at warp speed. I had two ideas about...

Building The Dream

I’m an awkward sod sometimes. I could say fussy, I could say particular, but really I’m just awkward. You see I like the fact I work from home, but I don’t actually like working in my home. I am far too easily distracted by the laundry, the washing up, the toys that...

Ready-To-Wear Despair

A question I get asked on a regular basis is ‘how do your sizes compare to ready to wear?’ or ‘what RTW does your age 1 compare to?’ I never answer these questions – and here’s why. Jack has just turned 4. He is reasonably tall for...

Boys Can Wear Pink

I’m dusting off the cobwebs and re-starting my blog. After a 2 year absence (during which time we’ve had another child!) I was keen to get things started again and when Kelly from Handmade Boy asked me to take part in her ‘Boys Can Wear Pink’...