This top was made for a Minerva Brand Ambassador feature. Minerva was showcasing New Look Patterns and asked us to choose a pattern to review. I chose this simple but sophisticated looking top. I had just acquired some light blue silk from an IG destash and it looks just like the top on the model […]
Jeans making has been in my plans since my first sewing life back in the 80s and 90s. I even got as far as buying two jeans patterns but of course, never got around to making them. Every time I saw a proud sewist showing off her Gingers or Dawns, I thought to myself I […]
I signed up for another sewing pattern test for Alice and Co patterns last autumn. Alice and Co have a nice selection of patterns that you could make a decent capsule from. Their patterns are more suitable for Beginners or Intermediate sewists and upwards with basic details and not many really complicated techniques. I tested […]
“I don’t do trends”, I say and normally that would be true. When a hot new trend arrives it always takes me a while to decide whether – a. I like it b. whether I think it suits me and c. whether this is a look that could last. I still have items in my […]
Summer 2019 shall henceforth be known (by me anyway) as the summer of jumpsuit smugness. I’m sure smug is not good but I am so pleased with myself and what I achieved in my sewing in 2019. Yet another post generated by my #Sewtogetherforsummer19 exploits, this is all about maybe my favourite (…oh, you’re all […]
When a beautiful idea captures your heart and your mind.
Sade and Rae a couple of flighty pieces that were made for flouncing.