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Me Made May 17 – week four round up

That’s the last full week of Me Made May – only a few more days to go! Day 22 The sun was out in full force so I finally got to wear one of my favourite me made summer dresses – the Rosie dress that was free last summer with Simply Sewing Magazine. I bought this gorgeous […]

Me Made May 17 – week three round up

Three quarters of the way through Me Made May and we are on the home straight! Day 15 Despite a brief glimpse of sun last week, we were back to pretty much constant rain by Monday. I wore by navy striped ponte Sew Over It Molly dress from their City Break collection. This is another […]

Me Made May 17 – week two round up

Week two of Me Made May is officially over and what a week it was! Day 8 I started my new job today so decided to go in reasonably smart until I knew what the dress code was. I chose my latest Colette Patterns Moneta dress, in the autumnal leaf print as I can wear […]

Hemming a circle skirt tutorial

I was asked by a few people how I hemmed my Paris dress so I decided to film a quick tutorial while I was hemming my latest Zinnia skirt by Colette Patterns. I used the toucan fabric that I bought in Paris for the outer skirt and lined it with some of the grey lining […]

2017 Make Nine

A massive welcome to 2017, I have big plans for you! Instagram has come up trumps, once again, in the form of a nice achievable challenge for this year – 2017 Make Nine. The idea being that you identify nine items that you would like to make during 2017. Easy, right?! Instagrammer rochelle_new came up […]

Me Made May – Week One

  I arrived a little too late to the party last Me Made May and certainly didn’t have enough wearable every day clothes in my handmade wardrobe to participate fully. This year, however, I am embracing the challenge of wearing handmade clothes whenever possible throughout this month. When I first started sewing, I would make […]

A sheepish hello

I have wilfully neglected my blog of late – it is now May and this is the first real post this year.  I have been very busy – just see my instagram feed for evidence but in terms of blogging – must try harder!! It seems to me that May is a productive and creative time […]

Sewing with knits

Apart from a suspect maroon sweatshirt that I made in textiles class as school, I have always shied away from working with knit fabrics.  The preconception is that they are far too difficult to manipulate and will stretch out of shape if so much as looked at in the wrong way. Colette patterns’ latest design changed […]