What I’ve been sewing – Spring 2021 Highlights

Its hard to believe we have just had spring given how much it has rained in the UK (especially with the cold temperatures!), but hopefully summer is just around the corner so I thought I would talk about some of my sewing highlights of spring. These are some of the garments I have made duringContinue reading “What I’ve been sewing – Spring 2021 Highlights”

Bringing a personal touch to sewing – Fun and Quirky Touches

One of the things I enjoy about sewing my own clothes in bringing a truly unique element into each of them; whether that is through the fabric choice (I love a dinosaur print!) or by adding in some little secret features. I do this by using interesting bias binding, contrasting inner fabric (such as liningContinue reading “Bringing a personal touch to sewing – Fun and Quirky Touches”

My Indigo Dresses [Tilly and the Buttons] Pattern Thoughts

I’m really happy to share one of my current favourite sewing patterns – the Indigo dress from sewing pattern company ‘Tilly and the buttons’. I’ve now made 2 of these; a top version and a 2 tier dress version; both of which I am so happy with. The indigo dress is a smock style topContinue reading “My Indigo Dresses [Tilly and the Buttons] Pattern Thoughts”

What I’ve been sewing – January & February 2021

I’ve had a lovely start to my 2021 sewing year; and in this post I am going to share some of the highlights with you! The Carnaby Dress: Pattern by Nina Lee London This Nina Lee shift dress pattern came with a recent issue of Simply Sewing magazine, and I knew I was going toContinue reading “What I’ve been sewing – January & February 2021”

What I’ve been sewing – November and December 2020

As its been a while since I got a post up, I thought I would do a quick round up of the things I’ve sewn in the last few months! I’ve had a great few months for sewing, and I’m so excited about my recent makes. The lotta Dress I jumped on the bandwagon andContinue reading “What I’ve been sewing – November and December 2020”

The Stevie Dress (Tilly Buttons Pattern Review)

I finally tried out the Stevie Dress pattern by Tilly and the Buttons – a great beginners make that was fun and quick to make. I used a lightweight woven viscose for the tunic. Pattern: Stevie Dress by Tilly and the Buttons Fabric: Red birds viscose from pound fabrics Instructions and Sewing the Garment AsContinue reading “The Stevie Dress (Tilly Buttons Pattern Review)”

Eucalypt Cami (Megan Nielson Pattern Review)

Pattern: Eucalypt Cami (Curve) from Megan Nielson Patterns Fabric: Textured yellow woven cotton (no stretch) from a local market I think this top will be one of my favourite patterns to sew! Its straightforward, quick to make (I made it in an afternoon) and its a great garment to make if you have smaller quantitiesContinue reading “Eucalypt Cami (Megan Nielson Pattern Review)”

The Jamie Pyjamas (Tilly Buttons Pattern Review)

Pattern: Jamie Pyjamas by Tilly and the buttons Fabric: Floral Print Cotton Lawn from Minerva Crafts and Fabrics The Jaime Pyjamas (shorts version) were the item of clothing I made myself this year. I saw that you could purchase a PDF pattern to download and print immediately and I went for it! Tilly Buttons alsoContinue reading “The Jamie Pyjamas (Tilly Buttons Pattern Review)”

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