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2018 – My Year in Review

I genuinely don’t think I have ever had a year as eventful as 2018. So many things have happened, and fortunately most for the positive! January I started the year by becoming part of the Sew My Style leadership team. I was delighted to be picked for this and really enjoyed working behind the scenes […]

Sew My Style – How to line the Portsmith Tote

We chose a selection of the Klum House bags for October’s Sew My Style patterns. There are a few different options to chose from with varying skill levels/materials required for each. The bag I was most drawn to of the three was the Portsmith Tote – nice and simple and perfect for the second bag […]

Sew My Style – Fringe dress review

Honesty time, I have to admit, I was a little unsure about the Fringe dress. I thought it was very similar to both the Honeycomb and Myosotis dress that I have recently made and I didn’t think there were any gaps in my wardrobe for this pattern. Had it not been for Sew My Style, […]

Sew My Style – Halifax Hoodie review

I was really excited to make the Halifax Hoodie by Hey June as I wear hoodies all the time and hadn’t made one yet. I love how many variations there are with this pattern. I chose to make version a, which is a longer length with a kangaroo pocket and hood. I used this gorgeously […]

Halifax Hoodie fabric inspiration

The Halifax Hoodie by Hey June Handmade is the Sew My Style pattern for August. Even though we are having one of the best summers in the recent past in the UK, it is still always nice to have something cosy for cooler evenings and this will be great as we transition into Autumn/Winter. There […]

Sew My Style – Lander shorts review

I had already made a pair of cropped Lander pants from linen earlier in the year but I really fancied making the shorts version. I had got the fit spot on with the trousers so knew what I needed to do for the shorts version. I was going to make the shorts from some black […]

Sew My Style – Reflections at the halfway point

So we are now halfway through the year and halfway through the Sew My Style challenge and isn’t this year just whizzing past? I thought I would do a little round up of my thoughts on the challenge so far. January – The Sunny Dress While I was pleased with my finished Sunny dress, it […]

Sew My Style – Suki Kimono Review

June’s Sew My Style Pattern is the Suki Kimono by Helen’s Closet. I’ve been looking forward to making this one for a while and it is on my 2018 Make Nine list too so it’s been good to get this one made. I recently posted about all of the lovely drapey fabrics that I had […]

Sew My Style – Suki Kimono – Fabric Inspiration

The pattern for June’s Sew My Style Challenge is the Suki Kimono by Helen’s Closet.  I am really excited to make this pattern, as kimonos are much more chic than a standard cardigan and can add an extra layer to an outfit which still looking stylish. You can of course, make the Suki as a […]

SewMyStyle April – Marigold Jumpsuit Hack

With Spring on the horizon, it seems fitting that the Sew My Style pattern for April is the Tilly and the Buttons Marigold jumpsuit. Funnily enough, the pattern has never appealed to me as much as Tilly’s other patterns because I am a short girl anyway, and I think it has a tendency to make […]