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.. 

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

Sew Over It Shirt Dress – Sew Together For Summer

I love a good challenge and Monika of Rocco Sienna, Sarah of Sew Sarah Smith and Suzy of Sewing in Spain have not let us down with this one. The challenge: sew a shirt dress of our choice for summer and post it before midsummers day (21 June) - love it! Earlier this year I bought the Sew … Continue reading Sew Over It Shirt Dress – Sew Together For Summer

Another Take on Simplicity 8041…But in Blouse Form

I had lots of fun making my Simplicity 8041 dress (head on over here for the review) and in particular enjoyed trying it on at various stages during the construction. Playing around I put it on back to front and really liked the gathered front (although as it happened this didn't work in practice and … Continue reading Another Take on Simplicity 8041…But in Blouse Form

Tilly and The Buttons Agnes Top

Finally, I’m making up my second pattern from the Sewing Weekender. I was so pleased that Tilly bought lots of lovely patterns with her when she was one of the fabulous guest speakers on the Sunday, and I’m amazed I managed to stop myself after picking up two (you can read my review of the … Continue reading Tilly and The Buttons Agnes Top

Review: Lauren Guthrie Pick Your Pockets Skirt 

The Pick Your Pockets Skirt is another find in the Learn to Sew With Lauren Book and is the latest on my sewing table for my winter wardrobe. I love the pocket options and have chosen the front facing pockets (I prefer these to the inseam pockets that can sometimes make me appear even more … Continue reading Review: Lauren Guthrie Pick Your Pockets Skirt