Spring ‘21 Sewing Plans

Last year when the pandemic first hit, i went through my stash and made plans for my Spring Summer sewing that was going to help me make a dent in it. I loved this method of planning and have kept it up since. This year my plans are going to look a little different. Last [...]

Serra Trench

An item that I have wanted to make since I started sewing my own wardrobe was a classic trench coat. And not just any classic trench coat, I knew I would need to recreate the ultimate classic Burberry trench. Shortly after finishing my first coat in 2019 the Pauline Alice Serra Trench was released and [...]

Joyful Sleeves Challenge

This challenge has been on my mind for so long now and I am so excited to finally be sharing all the details with you. I knew once I hit my next big milestone on Instagram I wanted to run this challenge instead of a giveaway as it is a fun way to engage with [...]

Bra Making Journey Part 2

Bra Making Journey Part 2

I am back with the second instalment of my bra making journey. Since my last blog post I have made 2 Black Beauty bras by Emerald Erin in one of the kits I purchased from Fit 2 Sew. The first I made was View A and was a good fit around the band as I [...]

2021 Sewing Plans

I mentioned in my 2020 round up that something wonderful has happened... I have a complete me made wardrobe! This is largely due to the fact that I have left work in retail and we spent the majority of 2020 indoors. But none the less, this has freed up my imagination to plan all the [...]

Tamarack Jacket

My friend Rebekah (@sowno65 on Instagram) and I recently decided that we would like to do a “One Pattern Two Ways” project together. It didn’t take long for us both to realise that we wanted to make a Tamarack Jacket, and I think this was just the motivation that I needed or I never would [...]

2020- A Review

I will be honest with you all, I have been struggling to look back over this year and ‘review’ it. At the end of 2019 I left my secure job in retail to focus on my kids and build my sewing lessons business. I know everyone is in the same boat and this year hasn’t [...]

Etsy Christmas Gift Guide

Etsy Christmas Gift Guide

With Christmas fast approaching and the likely hood that most of our shopping will be done online, I have put together a gift guide on Etsy of some of my favourite products. *I want to disclose now that all links are Affiliate links, so I will receive a small commission if you purchase anything through [...]

Ad? PR Product? Gifted? Collaboration?

Ad? PR Product? Gifted? Collaboration?

There has been a lot of talk in the last few days about using the term “gifted” when a sewist receives “free” fabric to write a blog post. This is something I have been thinking about a lot recently (months really) and why some people may see this as a negative thing. Firstly, there are [...]

Autumn Winter Plans 2020

When I began thinking about my autumn winter sewing plans I had a look back to my blog post last year and I will be honest, not a lot has changed! I still want the same garments and a lot of the same colours. Which for me is a good thing, as I know the [...]