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: Grainline Studio Moss Skirt - navy cotton twill

An everyday Moss Skirt in navy twill

One thing I’ve realised this Me Made May is that I’m really short on neutral separates – in particular skirts and trousers.  I really love my burgundy corduroy moss skirt so I decided a navy version would fit the bill perfectly. The pattern For this version I made a size 12 as before, but instead…

Holm Sown: McCalls M7407 by Melissa Watson - Swing Tee // fabric: retro ripple viscose jersey // side flare detail

McCalls 7407 Swing Tee

When Heather Lou of Closet Case Patterns released the Ebony Tee I really liked the swing shape of it, and I came in mind of McCalls M7407 which is a very similar design but just has a set-in sleeve option (the Ebony also comes with a raglan sleeve). The pattern McCalls M7407 is a Melissa…