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 →

Sewing for the tropics!

Hi there! So it's been a quiet month on the blog but I've actually done quite a bit of sewing. A lot of it has been social sewing, which I intend to blog about separately, but I wanted to blog this particular pattern before the Sew Together For Summer deadline passed. Tomorrow (!) Pattern photography... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Me Made May

So, Me Made May is over for another year. Did you take part? Or did you just browse the #memademay2019 on Instagram and find lots and lots of inspiration? Me Made May is my favourite challenge of the year as it has been the one which has really helped me tailor what I make to... Continue Reading →

Finally, some Burnsides

Hi there! Today I want to share with you one of those fabulous projects where the reality is every bit as good as you hoped it might be; and how often does that really happen? I have had the Burnside Bibs on my mental radar for well over a year now. There are so many... Continue Reading →

Less than basic basics

Have you ever taken a really basic, staple wardrobe item and decided to jazz it up a little? As you may be aware, I have accumulated a rather large collection of me made sweatshirts. I make no apologies for this; I enjoy the quick, satisfying nature of making them and, since I work from home... Continue Reading →

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