A few weeks ago I noticed that Cocowawa Crafts had released a new sewing pattern. Several sewing bloggers that I love to follow on Instagram were sharing their pattern testing makes of this sweater and I knew that I really wanted one too! Now I am normally a dress kinda girl, but will admit to wearing… Continue reading The Chestnut Sweater by Cocowawa Crafts.
It’s the beginning of the month again which means that it’s time to share with you my latest make for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network and this month it’s this gorgeous knit dress – McCalls M7561. Do head on over to Minerva Crafts using the link above to see lots more pics and read all about… Continue reading McCalls M7561 stripe knit dress pattern review
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.
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
Refashioning is something that I haven’t really given much thought to before, I’m slightly ashamed to admit. This Summer whilst attending The Sewing Weekender I was so chuffed to hear Portia Lawrie speaking. Firstly because she had just won The Dressmaker of the Year title with an incredible jacket made from old jeans and I… Continue reading My entry into #therefashioners2017 #suitsyou challenge – New Look 6509
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
It is very much ‘that’ time of the year now in England when there is no denying that Autumn is well and truly here. It’s cold, I want the heating on and most of my fabric shopping now is now cosy corduroys, soft jerseys and snuggly sweatshirting. My Tilly and the Buttons Cleo pattern is… Continue reading A Spotty Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Dress