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

Velvet pencil skirt

Velvet skirt

My 18 year old self was very pleased when velvet came back into fashion in the Autumn, and specifically burgundy velvet. I had a beautiful claret velvet maxi dress that I wore to death in my adolescence and now I get to repeat the trend all over again! I found a great stretch velvet in … Continue reading Velvet skirt

Rosa Shirt

Rosa Shirt

The Rosa shirt by Tilly and the Buttons is on my Make Nine list for this year. I have actually had the pattern since it was released and even had the fabric washed and ready to go but just hadn’t got round to making it. I have made quite a few men’s shirts before, so … Continue reading Rosa Shirt

Dungaree Dresses and Cosmic Cleos

Along with what seems like most of the UK, I have fallen under the spell of dungarees, and more specifically dungaree dresses. There are so many of them in the shops at the moment, with some particularly lovely examples in Fat Face. On first site of the Cleo dungaree pattern by Tilly and the Buttons, … Continue reading Dungaree Dresses and Cosmic Cleos

2017 Make Nine

A massive welcome to 2017, I have big plans for you! Instagram has come up trumps, once again, in the form of a nice achievable challenge for this year – 2017 Make Nine. The idea being that you identify nine items that you would like to make during 2017. Easy, right?! Instagrammer rochelle_new came up … Continue reading 2017 Make Nine

Mini Me Sewing

After finding some amazing Christmassy jersey fabric at Fabricland in December, I decided that I would make my very own Christmas jumper! I chose the Linden pattern from Grainline Studio as it seemed like a quick and easy make. I did initially intend to use the striped festive fabric for the whole jumper, however, I was … Continue reading Mini Me Sewing

Bra making workshop review

At the end of last year, I took part in a bra making workshop at my local fabric store, Sewn. I have always been quite hesitant to sign up to any classes as they don’t usually seem to be pitched towards the confident sewist, more towards the beginner. I did feel that I wanted to … Continue reading Bra making workshop review

Me Made May – Week One

  I arrived a little too late to the party last Me Made May and certainly didn’t have enough wearable every day clothes in my handmade wardrobe to participate fully. This year, however, I am embracing the challenge of wearing handmade clothes whenever possible throughout this month. When I first started sewing, I would make … Continue reading Me Made May – Week One

A sheepish hello

I have wilfully neglected my blog of late – it is now May and this is the first real post this year.  I have been very busy – just see my instagram feed for evidence but in terms of blogging – must try harder!! It seems to me that May is a productive and creative time … Continue reading A sheepish hello

A look back

2014 saw me do the following: start a new job where true friendships have been forged embrace my passion for dressmaking begin a blog which has helped me to release my creative passions challenge myself with learning new sewing, crochet and knitting techniques create a creative space of my own experience but more importantly, recover … Continue reading A look back

Handmade poppies

I’ve been busily making handmade poppies in advance of remembrance day. If you would like to order any, please visit my Etsy shop for more details £1 for every poppy sold will be donated to the British Legion Poppy Appeal.