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A guide to remnants

As I was listing some new remnants on the site, I started thinking about creative ways to use smaller pieces of fabric so I’ve put together some ideas. I’ve broken them down into rough sizes for ease. 2+ metres Yay, jackpot! You’ve probably got enough to make a garment – maybe even a dress. There […]

Birthday Anna dress

I made my first By Hand London Anna dress a couple of months ago and I absolutely love everything about it and resolved to make another one very soon. I was lucky enough to get some money for my birthday earlier in the month so headed to Liberty at the first opportunity and bought a […]

Jennifer Lauren Handmade Mayberry Dress Pattern Review

I recently tested a lovely day dress pattern for New Zealand designer Jennifer Lauren Handmade, called the Mayberry Dress. If you haven’t seen her patterns yet, head on over to her website immediately! The Mayberry is quite a casual dress with side seam pockets, a button up bodice and a waist tie. I made my […]

Sewing workwear and my BHL Pencil Skirt

I recently recorded a vlog about my favourite patterns for workwear and I thought I would share a bit more information about a couple of garments that I made this week – the By Hand London Charlotte pencil skirt and the True Bias Ogden cami top. I had enough cotton suiting fabric left over from my […]

Selena high low hem skirt

I have been living in skirts and dresses this summer and when I saw the Selena skirt pattern that came free with Simply Sewing magazine, I knew I wanted to give it a go.   As the hem of the skirt is higher at the front than it is at the back, you would be […]

By Hand London Orsola pattern review

I absolutely fell in love with the latest pattern release from the girls at By Hand London – the Orsola dress and skirt. It is a unique take on a shift dress that means you put in on almost like an apron and it wraps at the back and ties at the front – no […]

Me Made May 17 – final round up

With May drawing to a close, I thought I would blog about the final few days and a little summary of the month and what I got out of it. Day 29   As it was a particularly rainy bank holiday Monday and I had lots of sewing to do, I pretty much wore my pjs […]

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 one round up

So, the first week of Me Made May is over – that’s seven hand made outfits done! I haven’t been working this last week so I kept things fairly casual as we were doing a lot of spring cleaning! Day 1 We were visiting family in London so I got a great shot on the […]