A seriously classy maxi

Hi there! Firstly I'd like to say thank you to everyone who commented on my last post; I was rather overwhelmed by the response to be honest.  So many thoughtful, lovely comments here, on Facebook and on Instagram; thank you all so very much. Today, normal service will be resumed with my latest post for... Continue Reading →

Tribute to Dolly

Hi there! It's time for another summer holiday dress, but this time it's a Tribute Month make. The Sewcialists Tribute Month is all about taking inspiration from another person who sews and communicates about it online. My first post this month was taking general style inspiration, from Shauni, and making a culottes jumpsuit. This one,... Continue Reading →

Zig zag Sallie

Hi there! So, following my previous post all about the Sallie jumpsuit, I thought I'd share my first version of the pattern with you; the maxi dress. I'd been wondering about a jersey maxi for a while as I've one from Oasis from a couple of years back which I always reach for to look... Continue Reading →

Floral Flora wedding guest outfit

Hi there! Today's post is a quick break from my holiday makes because it's time for this month's Minerva Crafts Blogger Network make. My cousin's daughter Victoria got married last week and I decided to make a special frock for the do using my Minerva allowance.  It needed to be special as, nearly 11 years... Continue Reading →

The Dressmaker’s Dress

Hi there! Sorry things have been quiet here for the last week, I was absolutely wiped out after last weekend's Sew Up North.  I had the most amazing day, but found it utterly exhausting, both mentally and physically.  I've mentioned before how hard I find meeting people; I don't think it's that uncommon amongst sewists,... Continue Reading →

#SewTogetherForSummer take 2

Hi there! It seems a single shirt dress was just not enough for me; following last week's Butterick B6333 Goldfish dress, I have another shirt dress for you today.  This one is this month's project for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network; head on over there for the full details. Here it is in action in... Continue Reading →

#SewTogetherForSummer take 1

Hi there! So how's it going with you?  Are you settling in nicely to the summer sewing yet? It seems to have slightly crept up on me this year, but I think I'm in the swing of things now. I've mentioned previously that I've decided to take part in a few challenges this year.  One... Continue Reading →

Belladone done

Hi there everyone! It's taken me a little while to write this post; no particular reason, just life deciding to get in the way.  But I'm here now, so I thought I'd share the details of the dress I made myself for my 40th birthday dinner. Yes, that number is still smarting  little! Anyway, the... Continue Reading →

Spring Nancy

Hi there! Hope you've been enjoying the glorious sunshine this weekend, it's been absolutely fabulous here, such a relief after what feels like months and months of grey skies. I fit in a very quick make this weekend and for once, that didn't mean anything made out of jersey.  Instead, I made the Sew Over... Continue Reading →

Tilly-ed tip to toe!

Hello!  How are things going in your world at the moment? Hope all's good. Today's post is one I've been wanting to write for a while, but one of the items is this month's Minerva Crafts Blogger Network make, so I've been waiting for that post to be published.  However, as I've been wearing it... Continue Reading →

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