Holm Sown: Whatever Floats Your Boat Porthole Quilt // reverse applique // Makower Marina Fabric and Kona Delft Blue

Whatever Floats Your Boat Porthole Quilt

Today I’m sharing my latest quilt which I’ve made as a sample for one of our new patchwork and quilting classes.  This is the ‘Whatever Floats Your Boat’ porthole quilt – the blocks are made using the reverse applique technique (or portholes if you are into modern quilting).  My Liberty Porthole Cushion is one of…

McCalls M6044 Father's Day Shirt | Castle Check Cotton Shirting - Olive | front | Holm Sown

McCalls M6044 – Father’s Day Shirt

So this year for Father’s Day I decided to make my Dad a shirt.  Amazingly he actually got it on Father’s Day; based on my track record he usually gets his gifts at least a year after they were due! The pattern I’ve had McCalls M6044 in my stash for a while with the purpose…

Holm Sown: Butterick B5526 Shirt in yarn dyed cotton chambray // front view with sleeves rolled up

Butterick B5526 Shirt in classic chambray

I’ve had it in my head for a while to sew a long-sleeved denim/chambray shirt.  My sleeveless Grainline Alder Chambray Shirt is really versatile as it is a good neutral staple.  However, the a-line shape of it doesn’t make it great for wearing tucked in so I thought I’d re-visit Butterick B5526 to sew a…

Holm Sown: Kwik Sew K3776 Baby Romper in London Calling Cotton Lawn and Robert Kaufman Chambray Union Cross Hatch

Kwik Sew K3776 – Baby Romper in London Calling Lawn

Some good friends recently had a baby girl, but in the mayhem of me-made-may I wasn’t able to sew up a baby gift in time for little Jessica arriving.  Looking through the pattern books (we have Butterick, McCalls, Kwik Sew and Vogue in the shop) the majority of patterns for babies are designed for jersey…

Holm Sown: Me Made May 17 week five round-up // #mmmay17

Me Made May 2017 – week 5 roundup

And we are done!  I’m so pleased to have taken part in Me Made May again this year and I feel I’ve got a lot more out of it than I did last year.  A short week with just three days… You can check out my week 1 roundup here, week 2 here, week 3…