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”

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”

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”

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)”

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)”

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