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…
Does anyone remember that old deodorant ad from the early 2000’s? That one where women are dancing and hailing cabs with their arms pinned to their sides for fear of revealing their sweaty pits. No? Well I do, I remember it so well because it was the first time I realised I wasn’t alone in… Read More Freeing my Arms!