Fighting the chill in style

There are some makes that you throw yourself at with gay abandon. The quick wins, the easy fabrics; I'm looking at you, vast collection of me made sweatshirts. Then there are the ones that you mull over for some time. The ones where you carefully research and gather supplies.  The ones where you google techniques... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Feathered Trevi

Hi there! It's time to share my latest Minerva Crafts Blogger Network post with you.  This one is a little special because I had the photos taken at the Stitch Room Sewcial. It was rather strange having professional photos taken of a make, especially since I normally just take my own shots with a tripod... Continue Reading →

Aloha Hawaii!

Hi there! Today sees the publication of my latest Minerva Crafts Blogger Network post and I am unutterably thrilled with this one! I chose to get some of this incredible Art Gallery Fabrics rayon; it was the print that sold me (shocking, right?) but when it arrived, oh, the feel of that fabric!!! Picture me... Continue Reading →

Flights of fancy

Hi there! My latest Minerva Crafts Blogger Network post goes live today and I've started early on my spring sewing.  I made the Sew Over It Florence dress, maxi length, out of this tropical floral rayon fabric with tiny little hummingbirds all over it. It's bright, but I love it (husband is less keen; in... Continue Reading →

The girls with the twirly skirts

Hi there! My latest Minerva Crafts Blogger Network post goes live today and, in a change from my usual selfish sewing, I decided to make something for my children this time around.  Clearly that meant making two dresses, rather than selecting a favourite child! They're both at an age where skirts need to twirl and... Continue Reading →

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