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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

The Sewing Weekender 2017

Wow, what a weekend! I was definitely in my happy place spending two days in the company of some amazing sewists. Hats off to Kate and Rachel from The Foldline and Charlotte from English Girl at Home for all the hard work and effort that went into organising the event at the stunning Murray Edwards … Continue reading The Sewing Weekender 2017

Selena high low hem skirt

I have been living in skirts and dresses this summer and when I saw the Selena skirt pattern that came free with Simply Sewing magazine, I knew I wanted to give it a go.   As the hem of the skirt is higher at the front than it is at the back, you would be … Continue reading Selena high low hem skirt

By Hand London Orsola pattern review

I absolutely fell in love with the latest pattern release from the girls at By Hand London – the Orsola dress and skirt. It is a unique take on a shift dress that means you put in on almost like an apron and it wraps at the back and ties at the front – no … Continue reading By Hand London Orsola pattern review

Listen to me Linden!

I have recently fallen for the Grainline Studio’s Linden sweatshirt. I made my first version as a Christmas jumper in December, before quickly moving on to the adorable Pug version. it’s such a simple pattern that it is perfect to show off really special jersey fabric. It has raglan sleeves and neck, collar and cuff … Continue reading Listen to me Linden!

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