A dressmaker’s first quilt

I don't know about you, but I've never really fancied quilting. In fact, I'd go so far as to say I've actively shied away from it in the past. Too cutesy, too expensive, too time consuming... for lots of reasons, it hasn't appealed. But clearly lockdown is doing strange things to me, because I've gone... Continue Reading →

The Rome collection

Last weekend, I attended the first virtual, online Sewing Weekender. If you didn't come across this in advance, I highly recommend following Charlotte and The Fold Line in case they decide to this again. I decided to be selfish for once and happily spent much of my weekend holed up in my sewing room, with... Continue Reading →

Second time’s a charm!

Last summer, I gleefully jumped upon the Zadie jumpsuit bandwagon. I saw so many gorgeous versions online, and could totally see how it would fit into my wardrobe and my lifestyle. I printed and adjusted the pattern, I sourced some beautiful minty green chambray, I sewed them up, put them on....... and realised that fabric... Continue Reading →

Simple Safiya

So how's your lockdown week been? Ours has been quite emotional as things have started to hit a little too close to home. I viewed last night's news of lockdown potentially starting to ease on Monday with some trepidation; it will be interesting to see what that easing actually looks like. I've continued to try... Continue Reading →

Joining the pyjama party a little late

One of the changes the lockdown appears to have brought to our lives is a sudden plethora of online, live broadcast quizes. As someone who struggles to get a babysitter EVER, this has actually been a plus point. There have to be some, right? On Saturday night, the lovely Amy and Marie hosted an online... Continue Reading →

Rainbow imperfection

I don't know about you, but I started lockdown with big dreams of finishing a "big" project which would make me feel in some way worthy and would help manage my mental health. I cut out (at last!) a coat, thinking that I would pick at that on a daily basis and be able to... Continue Reading →

Tilly again!

So how are things in your lockdown world? I keep seeing people on Instagram who are crafting their hearts out, running out of box sets to watch, sorting their houses and generally managing to find the silver lining to the current situation. My only explanation for this is that these must be the people without... Continue Reading →

Testing Park Lane

A little while ago now, Nina Lee released her latest pattern, the beautiful Park Lane dress and top. I was lucky enough to have tested this pattern and have since made two further versions, so I thought I'd share my thoughts. The Park Lane pattern includes both dress and top patterns which are subtly different... Continue Reading →

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