I was extremely lucky to be asked to test the very first pattern by Selkie Patterns – the 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
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
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
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
A little while ago I was lucky enough to be sent some of this fabric to review from Minerva Crafts. As soon as I saw the retro sixties floral I knew I wanted to turn it into a Tilly and The Buttons Francoise Dress! Read More
I recently volunteered to review the Merchant and Mills Gyo Top for Minerva Crafts. I wrote a whole blog post all about it which you can read here. The short story is, I loved the pattern but wasn’t keen on my plain grey top, I have been trying to sew more basic seperates to go with more of the jazzy things in my wardrobe but this one just turned out to be so blah. Read More
I was generously sent 1m of Stretch Cotton Sateen to review by Minerva Crafts and I chose to make a Tilly and the Buttons Arielle Skirt out of it. I paired the navy blue polka dots with some yellow buttons – I just love the navy and yellow combination! Read More
Happy Ogden/Ida swap Reveal Day! Did you take part? I really enjoyed it although I found it much more stressful than I had expected!
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
So I mentioned when I made my first Patti Pocket skirt that I would be sure to make another one – well it certainly didn’t take long because here it is! This one is a little different because I made it from an old tablecloth and took it on a little trip to Alnwick Castle – that’s right! It’s only bloody HOGWARTS! Read More