Pattern testing is becoming something that I have really been enjoying just lately, and I was more than thrilled to be accepted as part of the pattern testing team for Nina Lee recently. Nina Lee is an independent pattern company based in London, and has an impressive range of patterns including dresses, tops, trousers and pyjamas which… Continue reading The Mayfair Dress from Nina Lee and a pattern giveaway
I admit it, I cannot resist a blue floral dress fabric. But really, this fabric could not be ignored could it? It’s a medium weight stretch jersey knit with the most incredible bright orange and pink flowers. It’s hard to see the true beauty of the blue colour – but it’s somewhere between a navy and… Continue reading The Out and About Dress from Sew Caroline
Last weekend I was lucky enough to have attended the very first ‘Stitch Room Sewcial’ sewing get-together which was held at Loughborough University on June 15th and 16th. It was organised by Lucy and Anne , who I know have been planning this for a very long time, and was attended by a small number of wonderful sewing… Continue reading A wonderful sewing get-together at The Stitch Room Sewcial and another New Look 6302 Jacket
I am so very lucky to have been gifted a couple of sewing patterns recently from Simplicity New Look and this is my review of the second. (the other review is for New Look 6449 and can be found here). I first spotted this pattern last October during the #sewbrum meet up when a lady next to… Continue reading Simplicity New Look 6533 babydoll dress pattern review.
If ‘Me Made May’ has taught me anything, it is that my handmade wardrobe is huge, lovely, but isn’t very well planned and often doesn’t work together. For those not familiar, #mmmay18 is an Instagram challenge which offers you the opportunity to wear handmade clothes during the month and possibly use it as a chance… Continue reading A review of ‘Sewing Your Dream Wardrobe’ by Athina Kakou.
I’m just dropping by today to mention that my latest blog post for the Sewisfaction Blogger Team is now up on the Sewisfaction wesbite Although I won’t go into too much detail here, I would like to mention the pretty fabric which was kindly sent to me -what a fabulous colour and so perfect for Summer! It is… Continue reading My latest Sewisfaction Blogger Team post – The Fringe Dress from Chalk & Notch.
The beginning of the month means that it is time to share with you the link to my latest Minerva Crafts Blogger Network make. This month it is this McCalls M7406 wrap dress. This is the first time that I have made a wrap dress, what took me so long? Its pretty, feminine and flattering, and I… Continue reading My McCalls M7406 Wrap Dress – my latest #MCBN make and my #sewtogetherforsummer entry