The Bodysuit in History

I’ve always had a liking for bodysuits which has become even more pronounced now that I sew and can get the dimensions just right for my short, curvy body – thank you, Gertie! Charm Pattern’s Patreon recently released the Skipper Bodysuit and Dress Pattern, fully interchangeable with the Barbie Top pattern, and I can’t stop […]

The Weighty Issue: What Size Matters?

This post was originally written for and published on the Sew Anonymous Sewist Blog. It’s mental health awareness week; my mental health and self-worth has always been linked to my weight. I have not always been comfortable with or accepting of my body. I was the chubby child who became the early developer with curves […]

Seamwork Astoria Sweater

I’ve had a Seamwork membership for a few months now and I’m really enjoying building up my Seamwork pattern collection. I’ve been asked if the Seamwork subscription is worth it and, for me, I think it is. Firstly, they have most of the once-Colette Pattern collection there, which I love. I have the Premium membership […]

May Sewing Plans

I’m still recovering from the shock of how many garments I made last month (14!) and I doubt I’ll be half as productive this month but there are a few pieces I am intent on making. At the same time, it is Me Made May – I love a good Instagram challenge but I’m not […]

April Sew Diary

14 finished projects! I had no idea I managed to sew this much over the course of the month. Maybe it was because April is my birthday month so I may have been more self-indulgent than I usually am. Or maybe it has more to do with the amount of fabric I currently have in […]

Part Two – Cherry Print in Fashion

In Part One of this blog, I brought you a brief rundown of the symbolic significance of the cherry in culture from Medieval times to recent days. Fashion exists within that culture and so does the meaning of the fashion choices we make. As part of the #FruitSaladSewing challenge hosted by Yvette (@blossomsandwich) my plans are to sew up some cherry print. That could say a lot about me…