After I’d been eyeing the Designin’ December sewing challenge hosted by Linda @nicedressthanksimadeit for quite a while, I finally got around to entering last year with my Chiffon Jeans Jacket made during my end of year frosting fest. This is a contender for this year’s challenge. There are so many things I see online that […]
Waffle Patterns Anzu Cargo Skirt tester
I’ve been drooling over the artwork of Yuki at Waffle Patterns for a long time and day-dreamed over her drawings. So I was really happy when she agreed to me testing one of her designs. Just call me a #fangirl.
A new to me Indie Pattern Company – Sewing and the City
A few weeks ago I was really delighted and pleasantly surprised when Christine of Sewing And The City reached out and invited me to be a partner with her sewing pattern company. For a couple of reasons I don’t actually use a lot of Indie patterns, I’ve got nothing against them per se but between […]
Café Tiramisu Collection: Part 1
Sewing all the shiny shiny in the Lockdown time warp.
Designin’ December Sheer Jeans Jacket
You know how it happens, you go on a pinning rampage and most of the things you pin never see the light of day ever again.
Happy New Year, Happy New Year
Well here we are in 2021. I thought I hadn’t done much in 2020. It felt like time rushed by, while at the same time somehow crawled along all while nothing seemed to happen. Well apparently I was pretty busy. I made more clothes this year than previously. If you want to see everything I […]
Ohhh Donna! Coming back to my main pattern squeeze.
I keep having conversations with myself about why I have not made any of these patterns and why I’m keeping them.
Magical Clothing – put a twist on it
Clothes can be magic. They can make you feel a certain way. When you make your own the magic multiplies.
Joining the Scrubs Army: what does it take to feelgood?
Like many other UK sewists, I’ve decided to join the scrubs-making army. There are currently thousands of us, mostly women up and down the country sewing hospital scrubs to support the NHS. I’m doing this because I want to; because it makes me feel useful to make a contribution to something, but while I’m sitting […]
DIY Masks for this Unprecedented Time of Our Lives
I’m sticking with a simplistic but compelling ‘a barrier is better than no barrier’ mantra.