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 […]
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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 […]
I recently pattern tested the Isla Dress Jennifer Lauren Handmade. I very rarely participate in pattern testing because of the time constraints that are usually imposed. With sewing being my hobby, I resist the idea of sewing to a deadline. Pattern testing is usually time consuming, too. There is always at least one toile that […]
I can’t believe August is over already. I’ve already noticed the evenings getting darker soon and with that chill in the air it’s evident autumn is on the way. I, for one, can’t wait. I’m not really a sun lover so the few weeks we had of heat and sunshine are something I’d rather leave […]
I don’t know about you, but one of my favourite things about sewing is the opportunity for self-expression. What we wear says a lot about who we are. The potential for this self-expression is heightened when we make our own clothes; we have unlimited choice of patterns, fabrics, colours and notions. As a bonus of […]
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 […]
I’ve discovered a real love of the square neckline so I’ve chosen 15 of my favourite patterns to share with you. The original list had almost 40 and it was no mean feat creating this short list. If you manage to get to the end of the list you’ll find a self-indulgent (but brief) history of the square neckline in fashion.
Loose fitting garments do nothing for me. Popular patterns like The Friday Pattern Company Wilder Gown and TATB Indigo drown me. Being semi-fitted, I decided to give the Jennifer Lauren Handmade Asteria Dress a try. It seemed a good compromise between fitted and flowing garments.
The Juniper Cardigan is one of those patterns that’s been in my stash since I started sewing. It’s only taken me 9 months to get around to making one. I intentionally put the Juniper cardigan on my Make Nine list for 2021 which was a good move – if it’s written down in a solid […]