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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 […]

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 – 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 […]

Agnes top

Sugar Skulls Agnes Top

I have liked the look of the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top since it was released but didn’t get round to buying it until I was at the Knitting and Stitching Show a couple of weeks ago. I thought about buying it while I was chatting to the girls on the stand, but it […]

Rosa Shirt

Rosa Shirt

The Rosa shirt by Tilly and the Buttons is on my Make Nine list for this year. I have actually had the pattern since it was released and even had the fabric washed and ready to go but just hadn’t got round to making it. I have made quite a few men’s shirts before, so […]