Happy December everyone! The start of a new month means that it’s time for my monthly post on the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network. With the party season in mind, I have gone all fancy and used this stunning bottle green brocade to make this wonderful Elisalex Dress from By Hand London. Not only is it fancy on the… Continue reading My By Hand London Elisalex Dress
I am so happy to share with you today something that I have been working on for quite some time now. Ta dah! Introducing my first three cross stitch quote PDF patterns which are available now over on my Etsy shop. They are short simple quotes styled using a pretty brush stroke font. Two out of… Continue reading My first Cross Stitch PDF patterns
When browsing back through the archives on my blog I realised that it has been a year since I last made a Coco dress . My final thoughts after my last Coco were that I would like to make it in a striped ponte fabric. Voila! I have had this navy and white striped ponte roma… Continue reading A Breton striped Tilly and The Buttons Coco dress.
A few weeks ago I noticed that Cocowawa Crafts had released a new sewing pattern. Several sewing bloggers that I love to follow on Instagram were sharing their pattern testing makes of this sweater and I knew that I really wanted one too! Now I am normally a dress kinda girl, but will admit to wearing… Continue reading The Chestnut Sweater by Cocowawa Crafts.
It’s the beginning of the month again which means that it’s time to share with you my latest make for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network and this month it’s this gorgeous knit dress – McCalls M7561. Do head on over to Minerva Crafts using the link above to see lots more pics and read all about… Continue reading McCalls M7561 stripe knit dress pattern review
As a dressmaker, a crucial part of my sewing equipment is my dress form. Up until now I have been using a very old and battered dress form which came to me in fairly bad condition, second hand, several years ago. She has served me well over the years but recently decided that enough was… Continue reading A ‘first impressions’ review of my new Adjustoform dress form.
Saturday 28th October 2017 is a date that has been eagerly anticipated by a great deal of the sewing community in the U.K It was the date of the annual ‘Sew Brum’ sewing meet-up organised by the wonderful Charlotte from English Girl At Home and as it’s name suggests it is a friendly gathering in Birmingham of… Continue reading A lovely day out at #sewbrum