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 →

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 →

A little palate cleanser

For some unknown reason, I'm writing this blog at some ungodly hour on a school night. Well, a work night, anyway, no school this week! But the urge to blog has not been strong of late so I'm going with it! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have gathered that we have been... Continue Reading →

#GBSBSewalong sustainability

If you'd asked me which of the weekly sewalongs Sewisfaction are running to coincide with the Great British Sewing Bee season 5, I'd have said that sustainability week held the least appeal for me. I see the value in reusing textiles wherever possible, but a combination of not really wanting to wear patchwork clothing and... Continue Reading →

Hanging out with the sloths

Today sees the publication of my latest Minerva Crafts Blogger Network make. This make is a really simple one, but one I can see getting some real wear in my wardrobe. There isn't a huge amount to say here that isn't in my Minerva post, but I continue to be amazed by how many of... Continue Reading →

Llovely Llamas

Today my latest blog post for Minerva Crafts goes live.  I chose to make up an old favourite, the Grainline Linden sweatshirt. And, quite unusually, I messed up! The finished project is fine; it's just not what I intended. I've mentioned quite a few times that I get very frustrated about fabric requirements on patterns... Continue Reading →

Feathered Trevi

Hi there! It's time to share my latest Minerva Crafts Blogger Network post with you.  This one is a little special because I had the photos taken at the Stitch Room Sewcial. It was rather strange having professional photos taken of a make, especially since I normally just take my own shots with a tripod... Continue Reading →

Larking around

Forgive the title, people, I wasn't feeling very original this afternoon! My post today is about this month's Minerva Crafts Blogger Network project.  This one is not the most exciting, glamorous make in the world but I think it's going to be a really useful addition to my wardrobe. I chose to make the Grainline... Continue Reading →

Kylie product review

Hi there! Today I want to share a product review I did for Minerva Crafts. After my previous comments about Style Arc Patterns here and here, I was excited to get the chance to review a paper pattern instead of the PDF's I've tried before. Minerva have started stocking a range of hard copy Style... Continue Reading →

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