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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 […]

My Sewcialite Soiree Outfit

I know it’s been a couple of weeks since the Sewcialite Soiree, but I finally managed to get some better pictures of my outfit and some close ups to show you the details! The inspiration behind my outfit was the gorgeous sea green tulle skirt that Carrie wears on her trip to Paris in the […]

Sorrel dress – pattern review

This week, Jennifer Lauren Handmade has launched a kickstarter campaign to create printed patterns! I was one of the testers for JLH’s latest offering, the Sorrel dress. If you haven’t seen it yet, go and check out the campaign and the pattern, while you are at it! Jennifer describes Sorrel as a fresh take on […]

Ness Skirt Inspiration

The latest skirt pattern release from Tilly and the Buttons is the perfect addition to your Autumn/Winter wardrobe. The Ness skirt is a classic fly front skirt in either a mini or below the knee length. It is aimed at Improvers – ie, anyone who wants to up their sewing game a little. You will […]