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 →

Unicorns everywhere (again!)

If you have small girls (and even if you don't!) you've probably got used to having unicorns on just about everything these days. And it seems that this extends to even fleece backed jersey. I picked up this fabulous fleece backed glitter unicorn sweatshirting from Fabrics Galore at the Great British Sewing Bee Live last... Continue Reading →

Cosy and sparkly!

Hi there! My blog post today is a very exciting one; I was asked to be one of the pattern reviewers for the brand new pattern company, My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns. Now obviously my ego quite liked this, but honestly I find this new pattern collection really interesting.  These patterns have been designed to "provide... Continue Reading →

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