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 →

Testing Park Lane

A little while ago now, Nina Lee released her latest pattern, the beautiful Park Lane dress and top. I was lucky enough to have tested this pattern and have since made two further versions, so I thought I'd share my thoughts. The Park Lane pattern includes both dress and top patterns which are subtly different... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Fabulous Fiona

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 →

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 →

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 →

#SewMyStyle2018 Estelle

Hi there! Hope everything's good with you? Today I want to share my make for this month's Sew My Style challenge. There were actually two patterns to pick from this month: the By Hand London Rumana coat and the Style Arc Estelle. The Rumana is a thing of beauty, the perfect classic tailored coat. Obviously... Continue Reading →

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