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”

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”

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”

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”

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