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 →

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 →

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 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 →

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