Strapless Fishtail Dress

Some of you will know I changed jobs towards the end of the year. As well as taking this as an opportunity to add to my me made work wardrobe, I also had the fantastic  (read: barmy) idea to make my Christmas party dress. Regular followers of my Instagram feed will have been treated to … Continue reading Strapless Fishtail Dress

My Pick This Season

Sponsored content We're really into Autumn now and everywhere you look is awash with rich colours - from the leaves on the trees to the earlier evening sunsets and from the darker lipstick hues in all of the magazines to the beautiful fabrics coming into clothing shops and fabric retailers. Autumn really is my favourite season; … Continue reading My Pick This Season

Prima Skirt – August 2014 Pattern (with a pretty sizeable modification)

I confess, I've had this pattern in my stash for ages. I should have made this immediately after my mum passed it on two years ago; you see, I adore both the top and the skirt in the pattern. I'd have loved to have made this skirt in a beautiful bold print but regular readers … Continue reading Prima Skirt – August 2014 Pattern (with a pretty sizeable modification)

Love Sewing’s Flo Dress Pattern Review

My friend's daughter is celebrating turning 3 as you read this and I'm so excited to be sharing her present with you! Love Sewing posted the Flo Dress last year and it very quickly went in my pattern file for this very reason. You can see the dresses I made for M's first and second … Continue reading Love Sewing’s Flo Dress Pattern Review

Lauren Guthrie Simple Sleeveless Top Review

For those of you who read my Learn To Sew With Lauren Review last October, you’ll know I bought the book solely for this pattern. I love the simple pullover style of the top, and especially love the neckline. It’s a perfect top for dressing up or down and would look great in both work … Continue reading Lauren Guthrie Simple Sleeveless Top Review

Why You Absolutely Need to Sew Your Own Button Down Back Top

Love Sewing Magazine really came up trumps with their Button Down Back Top pattern in Issue 22. It was mean of them really to do this to me really - the issue landed on my doorstep on New Year's Eve, lured me in with a great pattern, even found the perfect fabric for me in … Continue reading Why You Absolutely Need to Sew Your Own Button Down Back Top

The Perfect Swing Cape for Autumn

It’s bye bye Summer as Autumn officially started this week. Sew Magazine came up trumps earlier this year when they gave away the New Look K6152 pattern – I loved it from the moment I saw it and knew I’d have to make myself a swing cape in time for Autumn. As I’m only little … Continue reading The Perfect Swing Cape for Autumn