I am incredibly lucky to receive some wonderful work opportunities through writing this sewing blog, and a few months ago I was contacted by Figure Forms of Cape Town who told me all about their dressmaking mannequin business and in particular the Tailor’s Friend. A hugely important piece of equipment for any dressmaker, whether you are a… Continue reading A review of the Tailor’s Friend dress form from Figure Forms.
I feel very lucky to have recently been kindly sent the April subscription box from the French fabric and haberdashery store Craftine. Sewing subscription boxes are becoming increasingly popular, and I could not wait to receive the box and see what goodies were inside! So the boxes are sent over from France and they are issued… Continue reading A Review of the April Craftine subscription box and New Look 6302
The beginning of the month means that I get to share with you my latest make for Minerva Crafts. For those unfamiliar, Minerva Crafts is a large online fabric and haberdashery retailer in the U.K and every month I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to sew up something using their lovely fabric, and write… Continue reading A Special McCalls M6706 Pleated Skirt
You know me – I love a good Instagram sewing challenge. This challenge has been organised by Mel from Handmade by Ditsy-Tulip and Atia from The Bright Blooms . If you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed that, as an ambassador for this challenge, I have mentioned it a few times on my stories. But… Continue reading My #alittlelawnparty entry – a Simplicity 2586 pattern review.
So this blog post contains something completely different from me -trousers! The #sewmystyle2018 challenge is run by Jessica and it encourages you to make 12 garments in 12 months. Of course you don’t have to make all of them – I personally am dipping in and out of this challenge only choosing the items that I feel… Continue reading My #sewmystyle2018 April entry – the Marigold trousers from Tilly and the Buttons.
I’m quite sure that this isn’t the first Frankie baseball t-shirt that you’ve seen, and it probably won’t be the last. There was huge excitement in the sewing world when Tilly Walnes released ‘Stretch!’ in February, it is Tilly’s second book (her first is called ‘Love At First Stitch’), and this time she is writing… Continue reading Tilly and The Buttons Frankie Baseball T-Shirt pattern review.
Last Friday, myself and some other sewing bloggers were lucky enough to be invited along to visit the premises of Fashion Enter and Fashion Capital. It was a perfect opportunity to learn about a thriving ethical garment production factory, here in the U.K, which is also home to some incredible training and development facilities too. So, off I… Continue reading A ‘behind the seams’ factory tour with Fashion Enter.