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”

The Sagebrush top [Friday Pattern Company] – A perfect summer top!

The Sagebrush top, a pattern from Friday Pattern company, is a breezy blouse designed for woven fabrics with a gorgeous ruffle across the front and statement sleeves. It has a wide size range from XS to 7X and is suitable for beginner sewers. Its a pattern I’ve had my eye on for quite some time,Continue reading “The Sagebrush top [Friday Pattern Company] – A perfect summer top!”

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”

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”

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