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The cat’s pyjamas

I had some of this stunning Cat Nap Pink Art Gallery Fabrics cotton that I bought from Sew Me Sunshine in my stash for a little while. I was planning on making the Carolyn pyjamas by Closet Case Patterns, however, as I always wear vest tops to bed, I didn’t want to make the Carolyn […]

Seamwork Audrey jacket – Pattern Review

Is it wrong that I decided to make a denim jacket mainly as somewhere to display my sewing pins and patches?! As denim is a sturdier, more durable fabric, it is the perfect place for your pin and badge collection. I had seen a couple of versions of the Seamwork magazine Audrey jacket (I’m looking […]

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 […]

Birthday Ogden Cami

Yesterday was my birthday and I recently discovered that I share my birthday with two other lovely sewing friends, Jen from Gingerthread Girl and Amelia from Sewing Machinations. We were all together for Sew Brum last weekend and Jen and I cooked up an idea as a way to celebrate. Jen and I decided to […]

Pattern Review – Nina Lee Portobello Trousers

When I was at the Great British Sewing Bee Live a couple of weeks ago, I bought the paper pattern of the Nina Lee Portobello Trousers. I also bought a piece of stunning charcoal grey wool and silk mix suiting from Holland & Sherry and I thought they would be a match made in heaven! […]

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 […]

The Handmade Fair – who’s in?!

I have a very exciting offer to share with you all, dear readers! The lovely people at The Handmade Fair have given me a discount code for anyone who wants to go. For those of you that haven’t been before, this is the fourth year that the event has been running and it will return […]

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 […]