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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Casey Sweater Review

Having spent the last couple of months doing DIY and getting the shop ready for opening, sewing definitely took a back seat. However, when we got our new delivery of jerseys in last week, I was completely inspired to start making again! I fell in love with the Casey top that Andrea, the face behind […]

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 […]