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”

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”

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”

Felicity Fabrics (Shop Review and Purchase)

Felicity Fabrics is a fairly new online shop run by a mother and daughter duo – Caroline and Fliss. They are passionate sewists themselves who have curated a beautiful collection of dressmaking fabrics, indie patterns and haberdashery items. The website has a really luxurious and well branded vibe to it and I really enjoyed takingContinue reading “Felicity Fabrics (Shop Review and Purchase)”

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”

Flamingo Fabrics (Shop Review and Fabric Purchases)

Flamingo Fabrics is a UK based family run fabric shop. Based in Dundee, Scotland, they ship worldwide and specialise in bold and unique prints. I came across Flamingo Fabrics on Instagram, where their ad with the bright fabrics caught my eye. I visited their website and I just knew that I HAD to try outContinue reading “Flamingo Fabrics (Shop Review and Fabric Purchases)”

Things I’ve learnt in my first 3 months of Dressmaking

After dabbling with sewing here and there over the last few years, I decided to learn to sew and make clothes properly just a few months ago. When I really set my mind to something, I really put all of my enthusiasm into it so I’m not lying when I say I’ve done nothing butContinue reading “Things I’ve learnt in my first 3 months of Dressmaking”

Sewing Project: Tote Bags

I recently upgraded my sewing machine from a brother LS14 to a Janome J3-20, and I knew that I wanted a quick project to try out the new machine, and get used to the “feel” of sewing with a new machine. I chose to use this beautiful green fabric that I’ve actually had in myContinue reading “Sewing Project: Tote Bags”

Dalston Mill Fabrics (Shop Review & Fabric Purchases)

Dalston Mill Fabrics is a London based fabric shop that has been running for over 30 years. They have a wide range of fabrics in their online store, and the website says that they have a much larger collection in their physical store, so there may be more and more coming to their online storeContinue reading “Dalston Mill Fabrics (Shop Review & Fabric Purchases)”

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