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
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
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
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!
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
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
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