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
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..
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
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
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
So many of you loved my original Deer & Doe Datura; I had some incredibly kind comments. When I was looking at buying the pattern last Summer, I'd seen a version with a black collar and yoke section and contrast bottom piece so it was always at the back of my mind that I wanted … Continue reading Two Tone Datura Blouse
Sponsored content We're getting closer to spring and summer and I thought it was time to start making clothes to suit the beautiful summer I'm hoping for. Last year, I seemed to wear my jeans far too often (needs must to hide my lily white legs) so this year I thought it was time for … Continue reading Tilly and The Buttons Marigold Trousers