Afternoon is on holiday! All orders placed will be posted on 9 November 2021.

Afternoon

  • Afternoon is taking a break

    Hello everyone, This isn't an easy update to write, but I have made the decision to discontinue Afternoon's current range of sewing patterns. PDF p...
  • How to make reusable facial rounds

    These little makeup wipes are super easy to make and have been a great addition to my toiletry bag! It’s a lovely way to use up fabric scraps and, ...
  • Simple, gathered Heron culottes

    After seeing a few lovely pairs of elasticated waist Fern shorts on Instagram (here and here), I felt inspired to give it a go for a winter-friendl...
  • Call for sewing pattern testers

    Dear makers, I am working on two new patterns for Afternoon and would like to find out if some of you lovely people would like to be involved with ...
  • The Afternoon Hat | Free bucket hat sewing pattern and tutorial

    Hello fellow stitchers, and happy 2019 to you all! Summer is in full swing in Cape Town and the sweltering days are eased by dips in the brisk Atla...
  • Sparrow sewalong: Setting the straps

    We're just about ready to, ahem, wrap up this sewalong! Last time we went over making our waist ties, and today we're going to set the straps befor...
  • Sparrow sewalong: making the waist ties

    It's time to put the waist ties on our Sparrow wrap dresses! If you want to catch up on the last post, you can have a look at how we attached the b...
  • Sparrow sewalong: joining the bodice and skirt

    In the last installment of the Sparrow sewalong, we put the lining into the bodice. Today I'm doing a super-quick post to show you how to attach th...
  • Sparrow sewalong: lining the bodice

    Our dress is starting to take shape, and today we are putting in the lining! If you missed the last post, have a look at how we put the bodices tog...
  • Sparrow sewalong: sewing the bodice

    We've done a lot of prep work so far, and sometimes it can feel like sewing is mostly just puzzling over bits of paper. But now we're finally getti...
  • Sparrow sewalong: cutting out

    In this installment of the Sparrow sewalong, we're going to be putting scissors to fabric. Last time, we went over the fabric requirements and chat...
  • Sparrow sewalong: welcome!

    Welcome and introduction to the basics Hello and welcome to the Sparrow sewalong! Join me as we dive into the details of making Afternoon's latest ...