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
I’m guessing that a few of those of you reading this will already know about the Sew Saturday event that we have every year here in the U.K. If you are not familiar with it, it is an annual event, organised by Sew magazine, which enables us to celebrate our local bricks and mortar independent fabric… Continue reading A lovely day sewing on #sewsaturday at The Sewing Cafe in Hinckley
Being part of the blogger team at Sewisfaction is a huge honour and great pleasure, but so much of sewing blogging is spent working and communicating online from home. So recently the lovely Sheona, who most of you will know as the owner of fabric and haberdashery shop Sewisfaction, arranged a little get-together for the… Continue reading A lovely day out at Sewisfaction
If I could describe my perfect weekend, it would probably be a couple of days spent sewing and chatting with a group of wonderful sewists, perhaps with an embroidery workshop thrown in and maybe a few inspiring talks given by some wonderful creative women. This pretty much sums up the weekend of August 5th and… Continue reading The Sewing Weekender 2017
I’m still pinching myself. A few months ago, I decided to enter The Dressmaker of the Year competition. Not because I thought I had any chance of coming anywhere, but because I noticed that if you entered you would receive a free sewing pattern. I wasn’t sure which garment to enter, but in the end… Continue reading Dressmaker of the Year – Winner for the ‘Ready to Wear’ Category.
A couple of months back now, the lovely Marie from A Stitching Odyssey wrote a blog post about the #vintagepledge 2017 challenge which she organises every year. She has also talked about it in one of her youTube videos. The idea is to encourage sewists to use their vintage patterns more regularly, and post pics showing their… Continue reading My #VintagePledge 2017
Hi friends, I recently had the amazing news that I had been shortlisted to be a finalist in the Make it Today Dressmaker Of The Year Awards. Yes, little old me. This is a huge shock and I was totally blown away by this honour. The dress that I submitted was the Joni dress by… Continue reading ‘Dressmaker of the year’ Finalist!