If you have been following this blog for a while you may have seen me mention some fabric scraps I bought from my favourite RTW brand at the end of last year. Once a year, Palava (the only RTW brand I still buy!) sell off some of their fabric scraps in an effort to stick to their zero waste commitments and contribute a portion of the money to charity. As well as buying fabrics which otherwise would have been a waste product headed for landfill, they are also more ethical fabrics such as Tencel and Organic Cotton. Read More
Here it is! The little cropped jacket of my dreams! Despite tons of problems during the sewing, it’s actually here! I bought this fabric at Sew Up North in June of 2017. In fact, it was the only fabric I bought on the day which was crazy as it was the middle of summer! I didn’t make it into anything last winter as I just couldn’t find the perfect jacket pattern to show off the ombre and so it just sat on my shelf.
I finally got my hands on this most beautiful fabric, the Atelier Brunette Stardust Double Gauze. I have been drooling over it for months and couldn’t afford to buy any, but then I was given the opportunity to join the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network and what was the first fabric I asked for? This OF COURSE!
This is the autumnal top of dreams right? I am so in love with this fabric! I received this small piece of reddish leaves Tencel in a scrap bag I was given for Christmas last year and it has taken me all year to get this ready just in time for it to be a lovely autumn make! The first challenge was to find a fabric that co-ordinated well with it. I only had a small piece and knew if I wanted to turn it into a garment then I needed to find some coordinating fabric. Read More
So it seems I have taken up knitting alongside my sewing. I have tried to knit before and made my mum a scarf one Christmas years ago but that was all I ever made and I certainly never got the bug to keep knitting! However, I have been following Abi – the Crafty Pinup who has been knitting a lot lately and she’s been talking about how therapeutic she has found it to supplement her sewing with a bit of knitting. Abi has talked of how it is nice to do in the evenings when too tired to sew but it’s nice to be still creating. I thought I would like to have a go again and this time I am hooked! Read More
I have already mentioned it a bunch of times but, I seriously love autumn you guys! It is my absolute favourite season closely followed by winter. So as the nights have been drawing in and the days have turned colder I am getting more and more inspired to sew! In fact, my head is overflowing with ideas and so I thought I would write a few of them down. Want to take a look at all the projects that are filling my head and have me daydreaming of time at my sewing machine?
My second Minerva Crafts Blogger Network post is live! I chose to make McCalls M7392 skirt and I have basically chosen to sew all of the options! I chose View A – the scalloped hem mini skirt but I chose to add on the waistband and pockets from View C.
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