Although dresses will always be my first love, I am stepping a little out of my comfort zone just lately and have recently made my first pair of culottes. Driven by all the great images of culottes that I have seen over the past few months I have finally given it a go, and couldn’t… Continue reading Some Swishy Butterick B6178 Culottes
Kate, Rachel and Charlotte have only gone and done it again. Let me set the scene. Imagine a gathering of one hundred sewing enthusiasts. Bring them together in the wonderful setting of Murray Edwards College in Cambridge. Provide them with a smashing Janome sewing machine to use, should they desire, or allow them to bring their own… Continue reading The Sewing Weekender 2018
I continue to be a real fan of this company. Pattydoo provide great patterns at an incredibly low price that are well drafted for everyday wear, and are easy to make. The Marie Dress is no exception. This is a fairly recent addition to their pattern collection, and it’s beautiful. It is only available on their… Continue reading A Pattydoo Marie dress
There are lots of reasons why I am pleased to share with you this weeks blog. I am happy that I finally got around to making this pattern which I have been sitting on since it’s launch earlier on this year. It’s also very unusual for me to make two garments from the same pattern… Continue reading A Tale of Two Franki’s
Happy August everyone, and the beginning of the month means that it’s time to share with you my latest make for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network. As always my full review can be found using the link above, and this month I have been using this pretty 1″ check gingham which is available in 15 colours and… Continue reading A Gingham Burda 6401 with added embroidery.
Wendy Ward recently released her third book – A Beginner’s Guide to Sewing with Knitted Fabrics. I was really impressed with all of the reviews that I had read, and was overjoyed to win myself a copy as a competition prize ran by the lovely guys at Girl Charlee UK. The book contains the pattern pieces to… Continue reading My Striped Peak T-shirt Dress
My love for all things Pattydoo continues. Not only do they have a super range of sewing patterns, some written in English and some in German only, but they also have some great free patterns and this is one of them! Fortunately this is one of the patterns that you can print out in English… Continue reading My Pattydoo Milly reversible shopping bag