Show us your knickers!


We are giving away a huge knicker making bundle to someone who shares with us their knicker making exploits.

During the cold months, wile away some time making a pair of your very own knickers.

All you need to do is post a picture online of your bestest knickers made with a TrixieLixie knicker pattern. Use the hashtag ‪#‎trixielixieknickers‬ so we can find it and we will randomly select a winner on the 1st March 2016.

We will give extra prizes for interesting hacks and general invention

There are lots of knicker kits to choose from, including the new Liberty Art fabric range.

Or you may like one of our Regent Street Lawn Knicker kits

We can’t wait to see some gorgeous lingerie popping up!

TrixieLixie Website


I will make a winter coat this year, I will. Honest. Well maybe….

Every year about this time, I think, ‘right then, lets make a nice warm coat’.

Then I dawdle and procrastinate, think well… maybe next week, and before I know it, it’s Spring and I can get on with making those nice fun summer dresses again.

This year, though, it’s going to be different. It’s definitely going to happen.

Firstly I have to choose who I am making this for. My husband is a good bet, he is forgiving and frankly would wear anything. I’ve got a couple of patterns to choose from, the good solid Colette Albion or the trendy Thread Theory Peacoat. We’ve got this nice soft Polyester Heavy Felt that would be up for the job. Mmmm but what about the lining…..

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Then again, I quite fancy a girlie version of the Albion too or maybe The Grainline Cascade Duffle Coat. We have some nice Boucle fabric, that would be good for the Colette Anise Jacket, or a Victoria Blazer or one of those nice Morris Blazers from Grainline Patterns.


Some Gabachino Fabric might be perfect for a slightly more lightweight Sewaholic Robson Coat

robson coat 2 Fall+Jordan+Silver

Mind you, I’ve always fancied a Denim version of the Serendipity Jordan Jacket, that would be great for the Spring,

There you go, I’m procrastinating again!

Review of the year 2015

Another year seems to have flown by! I have been taking a look back at my sewing exploits during 2015 and thought I would share some of the highlights with you.

This has probably been my most worn make of the year, my Colette Archer shirt, with matching knickers of course!

I used one of our lampshade making kits to make this machine embroidered lampshade.

A Surfing Kitty basket for Sophie and a Watson bra set for Amy, & knickers!

Lots of dresses! A Sewaholic Davie, By Hand Anna another Davie & a Colette Moneta.

Me Made May, my favourite month! Check out all my MMMay blog posts for more info.

June was perfect weather for Drape tops so I made lots! The pattern is in The Great Bristish Sewing Bee Sew Your own Wardrobe book, it is a very easy pattern & they make great presents for young adults (& mature ones too!)

In July I made shorts & vests using the patterns from Colette Seamworks online sewing magazine and a Buchannon dressing gown for Amy’s birthday 🎂

I really got to grips with my overlocker this year, a lot of my makes involved jersey fabric!

 We went to Dismaland! I used Regents Street lawn to make my tops a Sewaholic Belcarra blouse and a Grainline Scout Tee.
 A stripey month! A Colette Wren dress, a Thread Theory Strathcona Henley, my gorgeous niece in a dress from the book Sew Japanese and a Colette Aster hack shirt dress.
 An elastic waist skirt, Grainline lakeside pyjama’s, Gather Mortmain dress and Liberty swimwear bikini (pattern from Colette Seamworks online sewing magazine)

Lots of handmade Christmas presents, a Christmas outfit using Hemmingway fabric and the last makes of the year were Bra’s, I will tell you more about these in my next blog post!