Bra in close-up showing scalloped lace upper cup in shades of coral, pink and grey; undercup and power bar in peach duplex; top stitched seams, and a black bow at the top of the bridge, plus glimpses of the black picot elastic trimming the underarm, black strap, and the black back fastener

An adventure in bra making

This summer I finally worked up the resolve to make not one but two bras, plus co-ordinating knickers. To my astonishment the experience worked out so well I am now working on bra number three.

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Enjoying the late evening sun on the beach in my Ginger jeans

My Summer of Basics: jeans sewing

I have never been able to get stylish jeans that fit me. Ever. Two years ago, after a particularly dispiriting changing room session, I decided there had to be a better way and found Heather Lou of Closet Case Patterns and her Ginger Jeans (obviously nothing to do with Made At Ginjer jeans!). I decided to make my own jeans.

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