Me Made May 17 – final round up

With May drawing to a close, I thought I would blog about the final few days and a little summary of the month and what I got out of it. Day 29   As it was a particularly rainy bank holiday Monday and I had lots of sewing to do, I pretty much wore my pjs … Continue reading Me Made May 17 – final round up

Me Made May 17 – week four round up

That’s the last full week of Me Made May – only a few more days to go! Day 22 The sun was out in full force so I finally got to wear one of my favourite me made summer dresses – the Rosie dress that was free last summer with Simply Sewing Magazine. I bought this gorgeous … Continue reading Me Made May 17 – week four round up

Me Made May 17 – week three round up

Three quarters of the way through Me Made May and we are on the home straight! Day 15 Despite a brief glimpse of sun last week, we were back to pretty much constant rain by Monday. I wore by navy striped ponte Sew Over It Molly dress from their City Break collection. This is another … Continue reading Me Made May 17 – week three round up

Me Made May 17 – week two round up

Week two of Me Made May is officially over and what a week it was! Day 8 I started my new job today so decided to go in reasonably smart until I knew what the dress code was. I chose my latest Colette Patterns Moneta dress, in the autumnal leaf print as I can wear … Continue reading Me Made May 17 – week two round up

Me Made May 17 – week one round up

So, the first week of Me Made May is over – that’s seven hand made outfits done! I haven’t been working this last week so I kept things fairly casual as we were doing a lot of spring cleaning! Day 1 We were visiting family in London so I got a great shot on the … Continue reading Me Made May 17 – week one round up

Me Made May 17

For the past three years, I have taken part in Me Made May. If you don’t already know, this challenge started by a sewing blogger called Zoe, eight years ago. It is a fun challenge that gets the sewing community together and we make a pledge for the month of May regarding our handmade wardrobes. The pledge … Continue reading Me Made May 17

Hemming a circle skirt tutorial

I was asked by a few people how I hemmed my Paris dress so I decided to film a quick tutorial while I was hemming my latest Zinnia skirt by Colette Patterns. I used the toucan fabric that I bought in Paris for the outer skirt and lined it with some of the grey lining … Continue reading Hemming a circle skirt tutorial

Parisian adventures

Bonjour! Last weekend I took a trip to Paris for four days with my family to celebrate my Mum’s 70th birthday. I decided that it would be a great challenge for me to wear only handmade clothes during the trip. Day One: Our flight left Bristol at 7:30am so we arrived in Paris at about … Continue reading Parisian adventures

Agnes top

Sugar Skulls Agnes Top

I have liked the look of the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top since it was released but didn’t get round to buying it until I was at the Knitting and Stitching Show a couple of weeks ago. I thought about buying it while I was chatting to the girls on the stand, but it … Continue reading Sugar Skulls Agnes Top

Me and Jasmine

The Seamstress Tag

I’ve been meaning to take part in the Seamstress Tag, which was set up by Hollie Dolly and has been going around for a few months now. I thought the launch of my new website was a great chance to take part and tell you a bit more about me. The questions: 1) Who are … Continue reading The Seamstress Tag


Sewing with Velvet

I have made two Moneta dresses (bringing my grand total to 5!) out of stretch velvet recently. One is a stunning midnight blue and the other is a gorgeous burgundy (I managed to track down some more of the fabric I used to make my pencil skirt). I have also made some velvet scrundies, my … Continue reading Sewing with Velvet

January round up

Firstly a big hello and welcome to all of my new subscribers! I heard a lot of talk from other sewists saying that they felt like they had lost their “sew-jo” during January – cold weather, post Christmas lull and not much inspiration being the main culprits. I have to say though, that for me, … Continue reading January round up