Sometimes I buy patterns and they get made up instantly. Other times, there's a delay. This is one of the latter. I bought the Blanca Flight Suit pattern last year. It appealed to me instantly on release, but I wasn't too sure when I'd wear it or what fabric to make it in. Then, gradually,... 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 →
Ginger Jeans – sewing ambition realised!
Regular readers of this blog (are you there?) or of my Instagram will know that, for a few years now, my biggest sewing ambition was to sew a pair of jeans which actually fit me properly. You'll also know that I managed this part way through 2019 bit have not yet managed to blog about... 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 →
I've been really excited to share this make on the blog. My make for Minerva Crafts this month is the Closet Case Patterns Fiona sundress in the dreamiest Robert Kaufman denim which was an absolute joy to work with. You can read all about the dress itself on the Minerva Crafts site now. But I... Continue Reading →
Pretty Polly cover up!
Hi there! Today I want to share my latest Minerva Crafts Blogger Network post with you. This month, I made a cover up with a difference: instead of being for me, it was for my overlocker! Regular readers will know that my sewing cave has absolutely no natural light in it at all, so when... Continue Reading →
Rayon Kalle for Minerva
Hi there! Today sees the publication of a product review I did for Minerva Crafts a few months ago. I got the chance to try out a dress length Closet Case Patterns Kalle in THE most amazing rayon. I genuinely cannot say enough good things about this Art Gallery Fabrics rayon. Everything about it is... 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 →
Closet Case Patterns do it again
Hi there! So once again it's been a bit quiet on the old blog. There has been a fair amount of sewing going on (as you'd know if I'd kept up with the monthly round up posts) but I've been struggling with migraines again which has made coping with a screen rather painful to say... Continue Reading →
The elephant proof coat!
Hi there! If you follow me on Instagram at all, you'll know already what my latest make is as I've been way too excited about it to remove all sign from my account. Yep, I finally tackled the Closet Case Patterns Kelly anorak and I'm totally and utterly in love! This is far and away... Continue Reading →