An Unexpectedly Wearable Muslin

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I was recently sent the most beautiful fabric from Sew Loco to review and it immediately inspired me to make the Sointu Kimono Tee from Named Clothing. The fabric just seemed absolutely perfect for the pattern but as it is precious Lady McElroy Ponte Roma I didn’t want to waste it on a style that didn’t fit or suit me! Read More

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My First Experience of Cupro

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If you have been following me on Instagram you may have seen a while ago I announced that I have joined the Adam Ross Blogger Network! This is a real honour as Sewstainability is quite a new blog so it felt amazing to be welcomed into this fab community of bloggers and sent some gorgeous fabric to review! If you aren’t familiar with Adam Ross Fabrics they are a UK based fabric company with a really diverse selection and some real bargain prices, well worth a look if you need/want/can’t help but buy fabric! Read More

First two weeks of #mmmay18

Hello! It’s me! No, I’ve not fallen off the face of the earth – I have been taking part in my first Me Made May over on Instagram but the blog has been sadly neglected so far this month. I think it has been a combination of my little boy turning three and just having a crazy couple of weeks but everything is settling down now and I’m back on the ole blog!

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Insta Challenges Everywhere!

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It’s May 1st! We all know what that means – it’s time for Me Made May 2018! I will be joining in for the first time this year and I am so excited!

It seems to be the season of Insta challenges with so many beginning and ending at the moment. The end of April marked the end of #soiselflessewingmonth which was organised by Sew Over It , the challenge was to dedicate all of your sewing in April to sewing for others. I took part for the entire month and actually really enjoyed it. I kind of used it as an excuse to get through a big to-do-list of things I wanted to sew for people. My little boy has just gone up a size and so I made him three t-shirts and two pairs of jogging bottoms. I made a sweet baby set of dungarees and a bib for a friend who is about to have a baby. I made my hubby a t-shirt to match our son for his birthday and I made a new duvet cover and pillowcase for my little one’s toddler bed.

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Starry Night Kielo

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This dress is most definitely one of a kind and possibly my favourite thing I have ever made. It is a modified Named Clothing Kielo Wrap Dress made out of fabric I dyed myself. I am not an experienced fabric dyer but I am completely thrilled with the result – it is everything I was hoping for! I have been inspired by several gorgeous Kielo’s which have been posted lately by the likes of Sarah of Wanderstitch, Fiona of Diary of a Chainstitcher and Heather Lou of Closet Case Patterns. I also love all of the versions that Shauni of The Magnificent Thread has made. I wanted mine to be casual enough for me to wear it as a day dress, I don’t get out much so this needed to be wearable for a nice shopping trip or coffee date! Read More