Tops · Vintage Look

Short and Sweet

This week I have finally got around to sewing something from my stash.  Recently I have given into the temptations of buying beautiful fabrics and so needless to say I have accumulated several baskets of fabric waiting to be made up into something pretty.  My most recent make has been in my stash for about a year and… Continue reading Short and Sweet

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The Regatta Dress

Apologies for the radio silence lately – I’ve been busy sewing (as you can see on my Instagram page) but I’ve had very little time to blog about my makes!  However, sometimes the stars align and you make a garment that you want to show the world – THIS is that dress! I found this… Continue reading The Regatta Dress


A Summer Shirt Dress

The weather here in Blighty has certainly been temperamental over the last week.  Only a few days ago we were hibernating due to snow and this week the sun has come out and it feels like summer – Hooray! I have been itching to make something summery and decided to try the Alder shirt dress from Grainline Studio. … Continue reading A Summer Shirt Dress

Tops · Vintage Look

Never Judge a Top by it’s Cover!

I love a quick sewing fix, doesn’t everyone?  But this little top is even better as it only requires one metre of fabric!   I’ve had the Simplicity 6217 in my stash forever and  I don’t even know where it came from (probably one of those freebies in a sewing mag)  anyway, it had been left at the bottom… Continue reading Never Judge a Top by it’s Cover!

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A Bit of a Contrast

One of the perks of working in education is the holidays and as I had no real plans during the Easter break, I booked in for a few sewing classes with Becky Drinan for some much needed sewing and a good catch up!  (You can click here to view her amazing blog which has so many… Continue reading A Bit of a Contrast

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Me Made May 2016

April is almost at an end and I am excited to be joining hundreds of other sewists by signing up for my first ever Me Made May! For those of you who have been hiding away for the past 6 years, Me Made May is a personal pledge to wear items that you have made for each day of the… Continue reading Me Made May 2016

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A Troop of Mushrooms

Did you know that a group of mushrooms (or toadstools) is known as a troop?  Me neither, but I think that it is safe to say that my new blouse fits into this category! I found this beautiful fabric in the sale whilst shopping at the Owl and Sewing Cat during the Easter break.  It’s so soft that I had… Continue reading A Troop of Mushrooms