Sewing Lingerie: Lana Bra by Made for Mermaids

Pattern: The Lana Bra by Made for Mermaids I’ve been toying with the idea of trying to sew a bra for a while now, and when this pattern popped up on my instagram feed, I decided it was the one to try first. The Lana Bra is a non-wired full cup bra, with adjustable strapsContinue reading “Sewing Lingerie: Lana Bra by Made for Mermaids”

Hinterland Dress [Sew Liberated] Pattern Review

I’m going to start this post by saying that this is probably my favourite dress pattern that I have made so far in my sewing journey! So much so that I’ve made 2 of them already! I made one out of the fabric from an old tablecloth, which I wore on Christmas Day, and oneContinue reading “Hinterland Dress [Sew Liberated] Pattern Review”

Sewing a Shirt! New Look 6197 Pattern Review

When I decided to teach myself to sew clothes, one of the things I was most keen to work towards sewing was a mans shirt. Back in June 2020 this seemed like a daunting project, but by November I was really keen to get going and try it out. My husband, Andy, absolutely loves brightContinue reading “Sewing a Shirt! New Look 6197 Pattern Review”

Sewing Jersey T-shirts: Tabitha Tee and The Coco Top

Recently, while planning my sewing, I was looking through my wardrobe to see what clothing I wore the most, and I noticed how many of my favourite T-shirts are looking rather old, tired and scruffy! It’s definitely time to replace them with some beautiful ‘me-made’ tops! This was my first real foray into sewing withContinue reading “Sewing Jersey T-shirts: Tabitha Tee and The Coco Top”

The Rosa Dress: Simply Sewing Magazine Pattern Review

The Rosa Dress is a swishy summer dress with a button front and gathered skirt. The pattern was released with the magazine “Simply Sewing” and whilst this was some time ago, the pattern is still available online from places such as Ebay or Etsy. Pattern: The Rosa Dress Fabric: Dinosaur Cotton from Pound Fabrics IContinue reading “The Rosa Dress: Simply Sewing Magazine Pattern Review”

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)”

The Ogden Cami – True Bias Pattern Review

If you are a regular “sewing instagram” user then you have probably heard of the ogden cami by True Bias. After seeing so many people modelling their makes, I visited the True Bias website, purchased the PDF and was ready to sew it up right away! This is beginner friendly, versatile pattern that it wellContinue reading “The Ogden Cami – True Bias Pattern Review”

Dominique Skirt (Tilly Buttons Pattern Review)

Pattern: Dominique Skirt by Tilly Buttons Fabric: Halloween from Spoonflower As a self confessed horror fanatic I just knew that I needed to buy this fabric as soon as I saw it, so I went ahead and ordered some. The Spoonflower factory is in Berlin, and it arrived to me within about 2 weeks. WhenContinue reading “Dominique Skirt (Tilly Buttons Pattern Review)”

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