Selkie London Pattern Testing!

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I was extremely lucky to be asked to test the very first pattern by Selkie Patterns – theĀ London. The London can be made as a top, skirt or dress. I had this gorgeous fabric in my stash and as soon as I realised there was enough to make the dress version I knew it was meant to be! Read More

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Sew Up North Roundup

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It has now been a week since this year’s Sew Up North which took place last weekend in Leeds. It was a fantastic day and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was so fantastic to be a part of such a fun and supportive day, raising money for charity and chatting to loads of fabulous ladies.

The day was organised by Becca of RedWSews and Sally of The Yorkshire Sewist and what they managed to organise is truly incredible. 150 women descended on John Lewis Cafe to eat, drink and talk sewing while Becca, Sally and their helpers sold lots of raffle tickets for The Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity. I absolutely loved this part of the day, it was so fun to see people again that I have met before and fabulous to meet some sewists that I have been chatting to on Instagram and have been hoping to meet for a long time! I honestly had so much fun spotting fabrics and recognising patterns people were wearing and it is truly hilarious being in a room where it is totally acceptable to go upto people and start stroking their clothes! Read More

Moon phases dress of dreams!

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If you follow me on Instagram you may well have seen me sneak peek this dress tons of times over the past few weeks. I have hardly taken it off since I made it recently! I made this dress from the softest most gorgeous Art Gallery Jersey from Minerva Crafts. If you have been following this blog for a while you will probably be familiar with my moon phase tattoos on my left arm so it’s really no surprise I HAD to have this moon phase jersey in my favourite colour! It’s like it was meant to be! Read More

Apples and an Announcement!

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So if you are following me on social media it is likely that you will have seen my BIG NEWS this week! The big news is… I have officially joined the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network! This is such a huge deal for me, one of the main reasons I started looking at sustainable sewing and started this blog is because funds are tight round here. I was looking for ways to make my sewing hobby cheaper and repurposing thrifted clothes, using up every scrap, and buying secondhand fabric are all very sustainable ways of sewing as well as CHEAP. Read More

Pippi Pinafore – adventures in buttonholes

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I want to confess something – I have been avoiding buttonholes. When I started making this Pippi Pinafore I had never sewn a buttonhole. Let’s just think about how crazy that is, I have been sewing on and off for ten years. I have been sewing A LOT for the last three. And yet, I have managed to avoid sewing buttonholes.

Not this year, for me this is definitely the year of the buttonhole. As well as the Pippi Pinafore, I want to make a TATB Arielle skirt and I have put the Isca Shirtdress and the Victory Patterns Hannah dress on my #2018makenine – so this year is the year I get over buttonholes! Read More