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 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
Just lately I have been taking extra time to try to make my sewing projects as pretty on the inside as they are on the outside. In order to enjoy the whole sewing process more I have decided to slow down a little, pop on a sewing podcast whilst I sew (which has significantly… Continue reading Pretty woven clothing labels from Dutch Label Shops.
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
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.
Just lately I’ve been adding to my collection of sewing machine feet. It’s becoming a little out of control – like my fabric and pattern stash! However the satisfaction of reaching for the perfect foot to get you through a particular part of a sewing project is so great, I love them all – and… Continue reading My Favourite Sewing Machine Feet