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 →

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 →

Battle of the dungarees

Hi there! Hope all's well with you? It seems once again to have been some time since I blogged. I'd apologise for that, but I've recognised that this blog is a hobby just as much as sewing is and, actually, sometimes I just don't feel like writing. So today, I do feel like writing and... Continue Reading →

Jumping for joy

OK, I admit, the title for this post is a total cliche! But honestly, I'm so chuffed with the make I want to show you today, I couldn't help myself. Vogue 9075 has been on my radar for quite some time now.  There are various glorious versions floating about on the internet now (here, here and... Continue Reading →

Landers great and small

Hi there! So I'm back from my holidays and feeling very relieved to have got home to some more sensible temperatures, after nearly dying of heat exhaustion in Italy.  I jest of course, but genuinely, I am not designed for daily temperatures over 35 degrees combined with high humidity! Anyway, I have some blog catching... Continue Reading →

Dungarees for Minerva

Hi there! So this post was actually written quite a while ago, but was written for Minerva so the date of publishing was down to them. There's been a continuing theme around here for some time of learning to properly fit trousers to my obviously slightly unusual shape.  This make was one I think of... Continue Reading →

All about the cherries

So look. I realise that there have been very few blog posts for a while here. And then, like buses, there's a whole bunch at once. What can I say? That's just the way it goes (and one of the reasons I have never wanted to look into monetising this blog: I write when I... Continue Reading →

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