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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

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