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 […]
I’ve been drooling over the artwork of Yuki at Waffle Patterns for a long time and day-dreamed over her drawings wishing not only could I think up such great designs but also that I could illustrate them so well. Just call me a #fangirl. I was really happy when Yuki agreed to let me test […]
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 […]
Sewing all the shiny shiny in the Lockdown time warp.
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.
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 […]
I keep having conversations with myself about why I have not made any of these patterns and why I’m keeping them.
Clothes can be magic. They can make you feel a certain way. When you make your own the magic multiplies.
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 […]
I’m sticking with a simplistic but compelling ‘a barrier is better than no barrier’ mantra.