Basically this is the inception of blog posts. For a long time now I’ve had the urge to create some video content. As much as adore writing, the potential of the moving image is too exciting to resist. I have put the pro in procrastination and it’s taken me a looooong time to work up… Read More A Blog…About a Vlog!
I heard someone say the other day that under the shadow of Covid-19 we are not “all in the same boat” as is so often touted, but rather are all weathering the same storm. My own personal boat looks like this… I’m unable to work as my job is non-essential, incredibly high risk for contracting… Read More A Lockdown Life
Did I mention that I really hate sewing? Honestly, I know it sounds crazy for a sewing blogger to make such a statement but the act of sewing is not why I sew. My first love is fabric. I adore fashion too but it’s the textures, patterns, and colours of the fabric which really get… Read More A Design for Life
I haven’t posted to my blog in well over a year. I had fanciful ideas of becoming a vlogger as everyone tells me that blogs are dead and was putting the wheels in motion for that when I got ill and everything fell to the wayside. I’m back on all cylinders though and like the… Read More The Dress of Dreams
The Magnolia pattern dropped into the Deer and Doe store in October and shot straight to the top of my ‘to make’ list. I can’t wear long dresses in ready to wear because I’m little, and equally anything with a cross over front can be a bit dodgy and require a faithful friend on boob-watch… Read More The Magnolia Soirée Dress
You’ll have realised by now that I can’t resist a cute printed jersey, so when this one came in at Like Sew Amazing I had to have it! This super-soft and super-fun Llama print was a joy to sew. No rolling edges, no slippy-sliding, and the perfect weight since it’s getting a bit nippy now… Read More Llama Drama!
I love a challenge, and coming from a background of using tough as old boots coutil in my corsetry days and more recently sewing my way through a shed load of jersey projects, working with something so deliciously drapey as this latest find from Like Sew Amazing was quite a departure for me. I was… Read More The Orla Dress
A little while ago I went through a phase of going to about five weddings a year, but now that most of my friends are happily paired up such celebrations have been a bit thin on the ground, leaving far fewer opportunities to put on a posh frock. I have just the one wedding this… Read More Scuba – A Love Story
As Mental Health Awareness Week comes to a close here in the UK I couldn’t let it go by without some acknowledgment. The focus this year is on stress and any regular readers of the blog, especially those who’ve stuck with it for a while will know that I’ve had my fair share of that… Read More Sewing for Sanity
Whilst researching the indie pattern movement of recent years the Colette Monetta dress couldn’t escape my attention. Jersey dresses are so easy to wear. Dress-up, dress-down, chuck in a suitcase, heels, flats, you name it and they deliver. I eagerly snapped up the Monetta pattern in my first flurry of lining up projects but never… Read More The Gable Top – Kind of…