Hey Day dungarees – how to create a facing

I recently discovered the Hey Day dungarees pattern by Made by Jack’s Mum and it is the pattern I had been waiting for. Loose, comfy and really wearable, with so many fabric options. I made my first pair using a gorgeous linen viscose (sadly no longer in print) but when I looked at the instructions, […]

Our virtual summer party

We are holding our summer party on Saturday 1st August, but this year, we are taking it online! It will be a fun day where we can share lots of sewing and fabric-related fun. And the great thing this year is, location is not an issue! The event is open worldwide. What is happening on […]

The Frankenshirt!

We have a guest blog post, brought to you by one of our lovely customers, Kat, who made the most incredible scrap-busting shirt. She has shared how she made it with us. ******** My brother had been begging me to make him a shirt ever since I started sewing, but the busyness of university life (and […]

Sade blouse review

It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post but a new-to-me pattern and a couple of tricky areas, meant that I thought other makers might find this one useful! I got a free copy of the Sade Blouse by Named Patterns with Simply Sewing magazine. It didn’t initially catch my eye, but while […]

Our 1st birthday party

We are holding our 1st birthday party on Saturday 1st February to celebrate a year of hard work and to give the sewists of the South West (and beyond) a chance to meet up, talk about our favourite hobby, stroke some lovely fabrics and show off our handmade finery. What is happening on the day? […]

Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas fast approaching, I thought I would share some gift ideas for the sewist in your life. Of course, if it is you that sews, then feel free to sneak this list to Santa! Pattern weights Our pattern weights come in two sizes and are perfect for making cutting out patterns quick and easy. […]

Stevie lace back hack

I’ve previously only made the dress version of the Tilly and the Buttons’ Stevie but I thought it would be nice to add the top version into my wardrobe. When we got the Rainbow Clouds Lady McElroy cotton lawn in, I thought it would look great as a Stevie. I was all set to make […]

Raspberry jumpsuit review

Ana from Cocowawa Crafts has hit the style nail on the head once again with her latest release – the Raspberry. Raspberry comes with three different versions – a dress, jumpsuit or playsuit and multiple strap and pocket options. The shirred bodice is bang on trend this summer and I love the ability to customise […]

Rosalee dress review

Summer and maxi dresses go hand in hand for me! I have actually been frustrated with the lack of summer maxi dress patterns available in previous years and had resorted to hacking my own, therefore when I found out Experimental Space were releasing one this summer, I jumped at the chance to pattern test it […]

Like Sew Amazing Summer Party

We are holding a sewing meet up on Saturday 17th August to give the sewists of the South West (and beyond) a chance to meet up, talk about our favourite hobby, stroke some lovely fabrics and show off our handmade finery. What is happening on the day? Drinks and nibbles Demos of improv quilting and […]

The cats pyjamas

I needed some new summer pyjamas and when we got the amazing Toe Bean Dreams fabric in stock I decided it was time to make some! Especially after seeing some of your lovely versions on Instagram! I have lots of woven pj patterns but no jersey ones so I improvised! I used the Tilly and […]

Sirocco jumpsuit pattern review

There have been lots of great jumpsuit pattern releases lately but the Deer and Doe Sirocco really caught my eye as it is a jersey one, which is quite unusual. I think the shape looks really classic and wearable but I was initially sceptical as it has no openings so the waistband needs to be […]