New Look 6447 Knit Dress

After the success of the first New Look 6447 I made back in the spring, I had to make another! I loved the fit of the bodice, with its separate waist piece, and this paired with the pencil skirt gave a classic hourglass silhouette; it is so very flattering and I felt so special wearing … Continue reading New Look 6447 Knit Dress

Channelling My Inner Bardot.. 

You know that moment when you end up panic speed sewing the night before you're due to go out...? Yes, that one. You fly home, with your scribbled doodles that you sketched during a conference call, ready to swing into action the moment you set foot in the house. Many of us sewists have been … Continue reading Channelling My Inner Bardot.. 

The Ten Commandments Of Sewing With Jersey

I began sewing with jersey pretty soon after I started sewing. When I looked at my own (ready to wear) wardrobe, I had a lot of jersey items and loved the fit and comfort so it seemed the obvious choice to sew with (I'm also not a huge fan of ironing so anything easy wear … Continue reading The Ten Commandments Of Sewing With Jersey

Have you seen my Guest Post on the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network?

The lovely people at Minerva Crafts invited me to guest on their Blogger Network - I decided to make a Tilly & The Buttons classic: the Mathilde. This beautiful summer staple, made with soft floral print dobble cotton has been a key feature in my wardrobe in recent weeks. I love the button down back … Continue reading Have you seen my Guest Post on the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network?

Ahoy There! – The New Look 6483

If you’re looking for an easy wear, pull on tank for this summer, I may have just found it in the New Look 6483. I was drawn to the different views of this pattern, and in particular view C, which features slightly cut away shoulders; the silhouette looked really pretty, although the range of styles … Continue reading Ahoy There! – The New Look 6483

The Perfect Bride to Be Present – The Kimono Robe

My friend is getting married very soon. We’ve been making lots of beautiful little details for the wedding (which I can’t show until after the wedding in case her mum or bridesmaids see what we’ve done for them!) and I wanted to make something for Becky for on the day. This was supposed to be … Continue reading The Perfect Bride to Be Present – The Kimono Robe

Gutermann Marrekesch Collection

​Sponsored Content I love a happy post day...receiving the  Marrekesch Collection swatch book from the lovely people at Gutermann recently was great to get home to. Leafing through sample after sample of beautifully busy  prints and bold, rich colours took me from my own living room to Morocco. Using a palette of navy, pale pink … Continue reading Gutermann Marrekesch Collection