Top 5 hits & misses of 2019

As the year draws to a close, I really love looking back at what I've made. And I have to say 2019 has really been a great sewing year, so much so that I struggled to choose my top 5 hits. It's a pretty eclectic mix, but what makes them all hits is the choice... Continue Reading →

For the love of ruffles – another Chemise Eddy

After making my first Chemise Eddy last month,  I immediately knew that I had to make another one. Since first seeing the Chemise Eddy pattern from mimoi, I had imagined  making it in this very fabric, with the flounce ruffle down the front. But as you know I'm a little wary of ruffles. So for... Continue Reading →

Another Olivia Wrap Dress

I made my first Olivia Wrap Dress at the start of the year. It was slightly outside my style comfort zone, but I've absolutely loved it.  Because of its length (below the knees) its never felt like an every day dress but I feel so chic in in, and always wear it for important work... Continue Reading →

Chemise Eddy

I'm not really a 'ruffle' sort of person, so it was quite uncharacteristic that I was attracted to the Eddy blouse  from Mimoi patterns. But I really loved the versions I was seeing on Instagram and the ruffle somehow seems understated.  I put off making it for quite a while however, partly to see if... Continue Reading →

Scrunchie hair bows

So after much dithering, I finally opened a little shop on NuMonday, a relatively new platform for  thousands of independent British makers. I've been making scrunchies hair bows using leftover fabrics and decided I'd see if there was a market for them. Each one is made with 7mm elastic so they're pretty darn strong. Plus... Continue Reading →

A very posh Fulton Sweater Blazer

This post has been a long time coming as I made this Fulton Sweater Blazer over a month ago. But the final product is so WOW, if I do say so myself, that it deserved some really good photos - and life's been too busy. It all started when I saw Cortney's ( version on... Continue Reading →

Panama tee dress

The other day I was wearing my Bonnie top in this wonderful retro print. I was getting so many comments on it and started to think about how nice the fabric as a dress for fall. I had been overly keen when purchasing the fabric and still had loads in my stash. But what pattern?... Continue Reading →

McCall’s M6040

The Mr has just started University and so of course I made him a new 'back to school' shirt. I used the tried and tested McCall's M6040 - I've lost count now how many times I've made this shirt pattern but it's just right for him in size XL. Luckily I'd just completed five projects... Continue Reading →

Ostara top (again)

I really love the Ostara top pattern, the sweetheart neckline makes it a little different. I wear my previous two (1 & 2) all the time - fabric really does make or break a pattern I think. Using some organic Elvelyckan jersey  from my stash, I had just enough to make this top. I've experimented... Continue Reading →

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