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 […]

My jersey Bettine dress

I made a couple of Tilly and the Buttons Bettine dresses when they were first released. I love the simplicity of the shape and those gorgeous feature pockets. I do find that I don’t wear them that much though as they are both in lighter coloured fabrics, which I wouldn’t wear tights with so they […]

Nina Lee Camden Skirt review

When this stunning Maya cotton sateen came in to the shop, I knew I wanted to make a skirt out of it. I decided that the latest release from Nina Lee would be the perfect candidate to show off the print. The Camden calls for a more structured fabric so the cotton sateen was a […]

Me Made May 2019

Another year ticks by and all of a sudden Summer is on the horizon, which means it’s nearly time for Me Made May! I have taken part in it, since I have been involved in the online sewing world and just love this community event. You can make the challenge completely your own, no matter […]

Charlie Kaftan review

I have had the Charlie Kaftan pattern since it was released nearly two years ago but just hadn’t got around to making it. I knew I wanted to make the maxi version with the waist ties as I need definition for my petite frame and can find that maxis can swamp me. When this gorgeous […]

Stef’s Nora Top

Now that the storm of opening the shop has passed, the LSABLOGSQUAD is back up and running and the lovely Stef from StefMakes has made a Tilly and the Button Nora top from our Monochrome striped textured ponte. Here she reviews the pattern as well as talking about taking a break from sewing. ******** Life […]