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 →

Tribute to Dolly

Hi there! It's time for another summer holiday dress, but this time it's a Tribute Month make. The Sewcialists Tribute Month is all about taking inspiration from another person who sews and communicates about it online. My first post this month was taking general style inspiration, from Shauni, and making a culottes jumpsuit. This one,... Continue Reading →

Zig zag Sallie

Hi there! So, following my previous post all about the Sallie jumpsuit, I thought I'd share my first version of the pattern with you; the maxi dress. I'd been wondering about a jersey maxi for a while as I've one from Oasis from a couple of years back which I always reach for to look... Continue Reading →

Sorting the sewing room

It's been rather quiet on here of late. Since the madness of Sew Up North I've been inclined to sew rather than write and there's also been other, "real world" stuff going on which I may or may not go into another time. But not today.  Today, I am on an aeroplane to Cyprus and,... Continue Reading →

Happy Hoya

Hi there! Well, it's been rather busy around here of late, hasn't it? I seem to suddenly be blogging several times a week; I can't promise it'll continue and if you're getting update emails, I hope they aren't clogging up your inboxes! Sorry though, but I can't wait to share my latest make with you.... Continue Reading →

Flowery pants!

Hi there! Today, my latest post for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network goes live. ┬áThis month I chose to make the Sew Over It Ultimate Trousers (again - they were a very early make for me but it's fair to say they went rather better this time around!) I used the online course to make... Continue Reading →

Sew Up North sponsor alert!

As promised, Sally and I have been working hard behind the scenes for Sew Up North on June 24th 2017. Just over 1 month away now! Next on our list of appreciation of our sponsors is the lovely Laura of Cotton Reel Studio She has promised us a 20% discount code for those attending. Yes....You... Continue Reading →

My dragon top!

I know the title of this looks very random, but it stems from my husband's seeming inability to use the word "kimono" instead of "komodo". ┬áHe's now given in and started referring to my latest make as a dragon top and it's stuck! I mentioned previously that I'd joined the Sew Over It pdf club... Continue Reading →

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