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”

Sew Anonymous (Fabric shop review and purchase)

Fabric Shop: Sew Anonymous I recently purchased some fabric from “Sew Anonymous” an online fabric shop that I discovered via Instagram. I ordered some gorgeous space print cotton which is simply gorgeous, and I thought I would do a little shop review for the blog! This shop is a fairly new, online only, store runContinue reading “Sew Anonymous (Fabric shop review and purchase)”

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”

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)”

Janome J3-20 Sewing Machine Review: Thoughts after 2 months

Brand: Janome / Model: J3-20 / Price point: £230 My beginner sewing machine (A Brother LS14) sadly stopped working at the start of September, and after researching the cost of repair I decided it was time to replace it and go for an upgraded option. I had a budget of around £200 – £250 andContinue reading “Janome J3-20 Sewing Machine Review: Thoughts after 2 months”

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”

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)”

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”

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