Afternoon

  • 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 ...
  • Fern sewalong: sewing the cuffs

    Finishing touches You're almost there! Our Fern shorts just need a little finessing before we can show them off! Today we're going through how to h...
  • Fern sewalong: setting the waistband and zip

    Today we are putting in those ever-feared invisible zips! If you missed the last post, have a look at how we sewed the side seams of our shorts. Se...
  • Fern sewalong: sewing the seams

    Welcome back to the Fern sewalong! Let's pick up where we left off. Joining your shorts Now to get these Fern shorts looking a bit more three dimen...
  • Fern sewalong: sewing the pockets

    Now we get to sewing! If you haven't sewn in a while and would like a quick reminder on how to wind your bobbin and thread up your machine, have a ...