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Pattern review – The Avid Seamstress Day Dress

When I first saw the Avid Seamstress Day dress pattern, I fell in love instantly. It is such a simple, yet flattering silhouette and, above all, it has pockets! I decided to make my first Day Dress (for I am sure there will be more) from one of the wonderfully fun Cotton and Steel fabrics … Continue reading Pattern review – The Avid Seamstress Day Dress

Fehr Trade – Yoga Leggings Review

I first met Melissa Fehr when she gave a really inspiring talk at the Sewing Weekender last year. I loved her take on drafting patterns for clothes that would work with your body as you move. I was thrilled to be asked to be part of Melissa’s blog tour to launch her book, Sew Your … Continue reading Fehr Trade – Yoga Leggings Review

Sew My Style – Rumana Coat – Getting Started

Hands up who’s excited to make the Rumana Coat?! I have been itching to get my hands on this pattern since I knew it was coming out last August and we were fortunate enough that By Hand London agreed to work with us for February to have it as our featured pattern. For those sewists … Continue reading Sew My Style – Rumana Coat – Getting Started

Mila dungarees – pattern review

Who hasn’t been waiting for the perfect dungarees pattern to be released?! Well Mila is finally here to save the day! I bought the pattern as soon as it was released from the gorgeous Harriet from Sew Me Sunshine and it queue jumped everything else on my list meaning I got started on it as soon … Continue reading Mila dungarees – pattern review

SewMyStyle January – Sunny dress

I was already sold on the Sunny dress by Friday Pattern Company as soon as I saw the sample picture of it. We chose this as the first pattern for the Sew My Style challenge as it seemed like a quick and easy make and would be a good way to ease everyone in, especially … Continue reading SewMyStyle January – Sunny dress

Pattern Review – Nina Lee Southbank Dress and the #smyly2018 challenge

My first make of 2018 was a real comfort food of a make – the Nina Lee Southbank dress! I’ve made a couple of Nina’s patterns previously – the Portabello trousers and the Bloomsbury blouse and I absolutely love them both so had high hopes for the Southbank! I had bought some gorgeous leopard print … Continue reading Pattern Review – Nina Lee Southbank Dress and the #smyly2018 challenge

#SewMyStyle 2018 Launch

I am very excited to be part of the leadership team for the #SewMyStyle challenge for 2018. We have been working hard behind the scenes to confirm the schedule, patterns and prizes. Jessica Lorraine is heading up this year’s initiative and all of the details can be found over on her blog. The other lovely … Continue reading #SewMyStyle 2018 Launch

Little Red Dress Project

Hello and Happy Nearly Christmas to you all! If you are a sewist on Instagram, you can’t have failed to have noticed that the Little Red Dress Project is back this December. This challenge started in 2016, and this year, Rosa from Rosabella Angelica and Renata from Running in Style are hosting. The idea is … Continue reading Little Red Dress Project

One Week One Pattern 17

At the end of September, you may have seen the term OWOP banded about on Instagram! For those that aren’t sure what on earth that means, it is a sewing challenge called One Week One Pattern, where sewists are challenged to spend one week wearing the garments sewn from the same pattern. The idea is, … Continue reading One Week One Pattern 17

Birthday Anna dress

I made my first By Hand London Anna dress a couple of months ago and I absolutely love everything about it and resolved to make another one very soon. I was lucky enough to get some money for my birthday earlier in the month so headed to Liberty at the first opportunity and bought a … Continue reading Birthday Anna dress

Birthday Ogden Cami

Yesterday was my birthday and I recently discovered that I share my birthday with two other lovely sewing friends, Jen from Gingerthread Girl and Amelia from Sewing Machinations. We were all together for Sew Brum last weekend and Jen and I cooked up an idea as a way to celebrate. Jen and I decided to … Continue reading Birthday Ogden Cami

Pattern Review – Nina Lee Bloomsbury Blouse

Why make one Nina Lee pattern, when you can make two?! I thought that the Bloomsbury Blouse would be the perfect compliment to my recently made Portobello Trousers. I had seen a few versions of the Bloomsbury and thought it looked like a great work wear staple. I bought some lovely patterned rayon from Stoff … Continue reading Pattern Review – Nina Lee Bloomsbury Blouse