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Pattern review – By Hand London Anna Dress

I have no idea why it has taken me so long to make my first By Hand London Anna dress. This pattern was released in 2013 but it is such a unique style that I don’t think it has aged at all. I bought the pattern a while ago, after trying on one of Vicky […]

Ticket Giveaway – The Knitting & Stitching Show!

Hello lovely readers! I have a very exciting giveaway for you all. I have 5 pairs of complimentary tickets to this year’s Knitting & Stitching Show. The show is being held at Alexandra Palace in London from 11th – 15th October. To enter is simple, leave a comment below or on my instagram post and […]

Agnes dress hack

One of my favourite go-to patterns is the Tilly and the Buttons Agnes top. It is the perfect shape jersey top, with enough variations to keep it interesting. I love the shape of it and it is great for work paired with trousers or a skirt or more casually under a dungaree dress. If I […]

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 […]

New Look 6493 Jumpsuit

 As the weather was so nice over this bank holiday weekend, I thought I would give some summer sewing one last go, before I go fully into focusing on Autumn/Winter. I had previously made the New Look 6493 jumpsuit from a gorgeous yellow floral viscose that I got from Fabricland. This fabric then became quite […]

Sew Over It Elsie Dress – Pattern Review

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the latest dress release from Sew Over It  – The Elsie dress. I love a full skirted 50’s style and the big pleats on the skirt had me swooning! The fabric recommendations call for stretch cotton and I found this gorgeous green abstract print in the sale […]

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 […]

Pauline Alice Sorell Trousers Pattern Review

Is it just me or did summer seem to pass us by in the blink of eye? I seem to have abandoned all hope of sunshine and am now honing in on my winter wardrobe. As I am now working in a more corporate environment than the last few years, I am finding that my […]

The Sewing Weekender 2017

Wow, what a weekend! I was definitely in my happy place spending two days in the company of some amazing sewists. Hats off to Kate and Rachel from The Foldline and Charlotte from English Girl at Home for all the hard work and effort that went into organising the event at the stunning Murray Edwards […]

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 […]