June 2022 Sew Diary

My sew jo still isn’t what it was but it is no bad thing – sometimes rest is more rewarding! Roseclair dress Cashmerette’s Roseclair is a beautiful pattern and one I will undoubtedly make again. It is such a confidence booster to find a wrap dress that does not require an FBA (and all the […]

May 2022 Sew Diary

I have been disgracefully lax in my blogging in the last few months; it has been unavoidable but I am going to try and catch up on what has been happening in my sewing room over the last couple of months. Viola Dress I tested the new pattern from Schulz Apparel, the Viola dress, a […]

April 2022 Sew Diary

Sewing has taken a bit of a back seat at the moment between work amping up – I’ve had a promotion which comes with a lot more work and will take some getting used to – and have been working through a few weeks illness as well. Nevertheless, when I have had some energy, I’ve […]

Sewing with Tencel

I am a big fan of Tencel™ (otherwise known as lyocell – the difference is merely a case of copyright; Tencel is a brand owned by the Lenzing corporation). Tencel™ is a rayon substrate—a semi-synthetic textile composed of cellulosic regenerated fibres; it is produced using non-toxic NMMO instead of the highly toxic carbon disulfide that […]