A massive thank you

I don’t really know where to start except to give you all a huge thank you. To everyone who took the time to read my last post, and send me messages of love and support, I am genuinely so touched. When writing it, I didn’t dare think that so many people would even read it, … Continue reading A massive thank you

Why do I sew?

Why do I sew? I have decided to be brave and put on my big girl pants and share the real reason I sew – in short, to mend a broken heart. The long version is this…my wonderful partner and I struggled to conceive for around five years, endured invasive and painful procedures and suffered … Continue reading Why do I sew?

Jennifer Lauren Handmade Mayberry Dress Pattern Review

I recently tested a lovely day dress pattern for New Zealand designer Jennifer Lauren Handmade, called the Mayberry Dress. If you haven’t seen her patterns yet, head on over to her website immediately! The Mayberry is quite a casual dress with side seam pockets, a button up bodice and a waist tie. I made my … Continue reading Jennifer Lauren Handmade Mayberry Dress Pattern Review

The Handmade Fair – who’s in?!

I have a very exciting offer to share with you all, dear readers! The lovely people at The Handmade Fair have given me a discount code for anyone who wants to go. For those of you that haven’t been before, this is the fourth year that the event has been running and it will return … Continue reading The Handmade Fair – who’s in?!

New Look 6493 Jumpsuit

 As the weather was so nice over this bank holiday weekend, I thought I would give some summer sewing one last go, before I go fully into focusing on Autumn/Winter. I had previously made the New Look 6493 jumpsuit from a gorgeous yellow floral viscose that I got from Fabricland. This fabric then became quite … Continue reading New Look 6493 Jumpsuit

Sew Over It Elsie Dress – Pattern Review

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the latest dress release from Sew Over It  – The Elsie dress. I love a full skirted 50’s style and the big pleats on the skirt had me swooning! The fabric recommendations call for stretch cotton and I found this gorgeous green abstract print in the sale … Continue reading Sew Over It Elsie Dress – Pattern Review

Sewing workwear and my BHL Pencil Skirt

I recently recorded a vlog about my favourite patterns for workwear and I thought I would share a bit more information about a couple of garments that I made this week – the By Hand London Charlotte pencil skirt and the True Bias Ogden cami top. I had enough cotton suiting fabric left over from my … Continue reading Sewing workwear and my BHL Pencil Skirt

Pauline Alice Sorell Trousers Pattern Review

Is it just me or did summer seem to pass us by in the blink of eye? I seem to have abandoned all hope of sunshine and am now honing in on my winter wardrobe. As I am now working in a more corporate environment than the last few years, I am finding that my … Continue reading Pauline Alice Sorell Trousers Pattern Review

The Sewing Weekender 2017

Wow, what a weekend! I was definitely in my happy place spending two days in the company of some amazing sewists. Hats off to Kate and Rachel from The Foldline and Charlotte from English Girl at Home for all the hard work and effort that went into organising the event at the stunning Murray Edwards … Continue reading The Sewing Weekender 2017

Selena high low hem skirt

I have been living in skirts and dresses this summer and when I saw the Selena skirt pattern that came free with Simply Sewing magazine, I knew I wanted to give it a go.   As the hem of the skirt is higher at the front than it is at the back, you would be … Continue reading Selena high low hem skirt

By Hand London Orsola pattern review

I absolutely fell in love with the latest pattern release from the girls at By Hand London – the Orsola dress and skirt. It is a unique take on a shift dress that means you put in on almost like an apron and it wraps at the back and ties at the front – no … Continue reading By Hand London Orsola pattern review

Listen to me Linden!

I have recently fallen for the Grainline Studio’s Linden sweatshirt. I made my first version as a Christmas jumper in December, before quickly moving on to the adorable Pug version. it’s such a simple pattern that it is perfect to show off really special jersey fabric. It has raglan sleeves and neck, collar and cuff … Continue reading Listen to me Linden!