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Pattern Review – Nina Lee Portobello Trousers

When I was at the Great British Sewing Bee Live a couple of weeks ago, I bought the paper pattern of the Nina Lee Portobello Trousers. I also bought a piece of stunning charcoal grey wool and silk mix suiting from Holland & Sherry and I thought they would be a match made in heaven! … Continue reading Pattern Review – Nina Lee Portobello Trousers

Pattern review – By Hand London Anna Dress

I have no idea why it has taken me so long to make my first By Hand London Anna dress. This pattern was released in 2013 but it is such a unique style that I don’t think it has aged at all. I bought the pattern a while ago, after trying on one of Vicky … Continue reading Pattern review – By Hand London Anna Dress

Ticket Giveaway – The Knitting & Stitching Show!

Hello lovely readers! I have a very exciting giveaway for you all. I have 5 pairs of complimentary tickets to this year’s Knitting & Stitching Show. The show is being held at Alexandra Palace in London from 11th – 15th October. To enter is simple, leave a comment below or on my instagram post and … Continue reading Ticket Giveaway – The Knitting & Stitching Show!

Agnes dress hack

One of my favourite go-to patterns is the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top. It is the perfect shape jersey top, with enough variations to keep it interesting. I love the shape of it and it is great for work paired with trousers or a skirt or more casually under a dungaree dress. If I … Continue reading Agnes dress hack

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