A Raspberry Moneta


Raspberry Moneta

Raspberry Moneta

Crumbs! This blogging lark requires serious narcissistic tendencies. I wasn’t expecting to be cavorting for the camera when I began my adventures in fabric. But, for the sake of sewing, and since it’s just you and me, here is my raspberry Moneta from Colette Patterns.

I’ve taken the plunge with sewing knit fabrics since Tilly enticed us with her Coco, and now I’m hooked. Without an overlocker, I thought this would be beyond me.  It has been much easier than I expected, and the patterns tend not to require complicated alterations to gain a perfect fit.

This dress couldn’t be more simple to make up. The pattern is extremely flattering. It came together really quickly in under an hour, and hey presto! I was wearing it to work the next day.  Although, now I’ve seen it from the front it doesn’t leave much to the imagination. Perhaps I’ll wear a jacket next time!


Still getting used to the camera!

The pink stretch viscose came from a fabric expedition to Goldhawk Road. It has a lovely weight to it, so it drapes well but seems to have grown a little by the end of the day. I made up the dress in a size Medium with no alterations using regular zig-zag stitch for the seams and hem. I stabilised the neckline with double-sided stay-tape, which kept the fabric from curling as it stitched it. I’m sure there will be more of these to come…



Ta dah! It’s a sewing blog.

Lily Dolly

Introducing my sewing corner of South London.

This past year I’ve been immersing myself in a blissful world of fabric, sewing patterns, and the fabulous community of sewing blogs. I’ve been so inspired to make my own clothes and have learned so much from fellow sewists.

Making stuff’s been part of my life since I was a child, but it’s been so satisfying to develop my sewing skills and begin a hand-made wardrobe that suits me and that I’m proud of.

I’m ready to share my makes. So here’s my contribution.