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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 […]

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 […]

Me Made May 17

For the past three years, I have taken part in Me Made May. If you don’t already know, this challenge started by a sewing blogger called Zoe, eight years ago. It is a fun challenge that gets the sewing community together and we make a pledge for the month of May regarding our handmade wardrobes. The pledge […]

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 […]

Parisian adventures

Bonjour! Last weekend I took a trip to Paris for four days with my family to celebrate my Mum’s 70th birthday. I decided that it would be a great challenge for me to wear only handmade clothes during the trip. Day One: Our flight left Bristol at 7:30am so we arrived in Paris at about […]