Monthly Archives: January 2017

Velvet pencil skirt

Velvet skirt

My 18 year old self was very pleased when velvet came back into fashion in the Autumn, and specifically burgundy velvet. I had a beautiful claret velvet maxi dress that I wore to death in my adolescence and now I get to repeat the trend all over again! I found a great stretch velvet in … Continue reading Velvet skirt

Rosa Shirt

Rosa Shirt

The Rosa shirt by Tilly and the Buttons is on my Make Nine list for this year. I have actually had the pattern since it was released and even had the fabric washed and ready to go but just hadn’t got round to making it. I have made quite a few men’s shirts before, so … Continue reading Rosa Shirt

Dungaree Dresses and Cosmic Cleos

Along with what seems like most of the UK, I have fallen under the spell of dungarees, and more specifically dungaree dresses. There are so many of them in the shops at the moment, with some particularly lovely examples in Fat Face. On first site of the Cleo dungaree pattern by Tilly and the Buttons, … Continue reading Dungaree Dresses and Cosmic Cleos

2017 Make Nine

A massive welcome to 2017, I have big plans for you! Instagram has come up trumps, once again, in the form of a nice achievable challenge for this year – 2017 Make Nine. The idea being that you identify nine items that you would like to make during 2017. Easy, right?! Instagrammer rochelle_new came up … Continue reading 2017 Make Nine

Mini Me Sewing

After finding some amazing Christmassy jersey fabric at Fabricland in December, I decided that I would make my very own Christmas jumper! I chose the Linden pattern from Grainline Studio as it seemed like a quick and easy make. I did initially intend to use the striped festive fabric for the whole jumper, however, I was … Continue reading Mini Me Sewing

Bra making workshop review

At the end of last year, I took part in a bra making workshop at my local fabric store, Sewn. I have always been quite hesitant to sign up to any classes as they don’t usually seem to be pitched towards the confident sewist, more towards the beginner. I did feel that I wanted to … Continue reading Bra making workshop review