Happy April everybody! As ever, the beginning of the month means that it’s time to share my latest make for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network. I already have 2 or 3 Coco’s , but really wanted a classic black and white striped version. On looking through the ponte roma fabrics on the Minerva Crafts website I… Continue reading A classic striped Tilly and the Buttons Coco Dress with a twist of lime.
I was very fortunate recently to have been sent a couple of sewing patterns from Simplicity New Look and am sharing with you today my thoughts on the first one. One of the things that swayed me to choose this pattern was the fact that there are options to make knit or woven dresses, and 4 different… Continue reading A Floral Simplicity New Look 6449
O.K, I know. Another Pattydoo Chloe dress. I just can’t help it, I love it so much! I recently made this as part of a contest entry over on the Pattern Review website and decided to mention it here as part of the #smyly2018 challenge. The idea of the #smyly2018 challenge is to make a garment that makes you… Continue reading My #smyly2018 dress – another Pattydoo Chloe dress!
Happy February everyone! A new month means a new Minerva Crafts Blogger Network post, and this time I am reviewing The Adele Dress which was the free pattern in issue 34 of Simply Sewing Magazine. I’m just giving you a little sneak peek here, but if you would like to read my full review with… Continue reading The Adele Dress
I’m not really a fan of New Year resolutions, but this year as part of my #2018makenine list I am going to try to sew more patterns using independent pattern companies – especially those I have never tried before. The perfect opportunity to get this off and running is the January project from the #sewmystyle2018… Continue reading My #sewmystyle2018 entry – The Sunny Dress by Friday Pattern Co.
I have been bursting to share this dress make with you since last August! I was kindly approached by Minerva Crafts who asked if I would be interested in working with them in reviewing a pattern for Sewing World magazine. Of course I jumped at the chance, and as it was such an amazing opportunity, I wanted the… Continue reading My Vogue V1392 off the shoulder dress pattern review for Sewing World magazine.
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.