Hacking Kalle

As usual, it seems I've had a lot more time for sewing than I have for blogging. Such is life, especially with Sew Up North bubbling away behind the scenes. But I have been trying to follow along with Sewisfaction’s #seweverydayseptember prompts where I can, and the encouragement to take time to sew, even if... Continue Reading →

Sew Up North ticket announcement

Evening all! Just a very quick post to let you know that tickets for this year's Sew Up North event will be going on sale at 7pm on Monday evening (assuming that I've managed to set everything up on Eventbrite correctly, that is!) As I mentioned previously, tickets are free but are required for attendance.... Continue Reading →

Ashton August!

I don't know about you, but I have been hunting for the "perfect" sleeveless top pattern for quite some time. "Perfect" is quite a tricky thing to define, but for me, there are a few boxes to be ticked: It should fit nicely around the neck and shoulders, without the requirement for a strapless bra... Continue Reading →

Sew Up North is back!

So yes, it's possible I've lost my mind, but Sew Up North is returning! For those who are new to these parts, Sew Up North is a sewing social event which takes place in Leeds City Centre. Started in 2016 in frustration at the perception that all sewing events took place Down South, its aim... Continue Reading →

Vintage joy (and frustration!)

I want to share two makes with you today, both different versions of the same pattern. I made the first as a (surprisingly wearable) toile and the second out of some seriously precious fabric which has been in the stash for a couple of years. The pattern in question is the Sew La Di Da... Continue Reading →

Sewing sunproof swimwear

Hi there! So if you're not following me on Instagram, you might not know that our family holiday this year is a dream trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. Obviously there has been a lot of pre holiday sewing and today I want to share 4 garments made for 3 of us using patterns... Continue Reading →

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