Happy Heydays

I don’t know about you, but I am heartily sick of wearing jeans. I have a wardrobe full of interesting clothes, but somehow the constant juggle of wfh and childcare leaves me unable to think of what to wear and so I’ve been reaching for jeans more than I should. In response to this, I’ve... 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 →

Make Nine 2019 catch up

A few days ago, posts started appearing on my Instagram feed showing people catching up on their #makenine2019 progress. Oh yes, I thought, I signed up for that, didn't I? Oh well, bet I haven't done most things. So I started looking back through my finished makes and realised, somewhat to my surprise, that I... 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 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 →

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 →

Vogue Chambray jumpsuit

My Minerva Make for this month is live on the Minerva Crafts website now. (Full disclosure; the fabric for this make was provided in return for my honest review and photos. All other supplies and opinions are my own.) Every me made deserves a good label This make has been floating around in my head... Continue Reading →

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