Innes Dress

When Susan and Nic from new UK based pattern brand Homer & Howells asked me to pattern test for them it was an easy decision to make. I had already made their Blair blazer twice and was a big fan. The pattern was really well drafted, the instructions were clear and the style was perfect [...]

White Linen Jazz Dress

This fabric has sat in my stash waiting for the perfect project since January. I picked it up at a Dressmakers Anonymous Belfast fabric swap and honestly nearly didn’t take it, with 2 young kids white isn’t always the best choice! But I loved the texture and as it was linen there was always the [...]

Pattern Trace Foundation Paper

Pattern Trace Foundation Paper

Anyone who has been following me for a while will know the my love for Pattern Trace Swedish Tracing paper is really strong, I have gone through 4 rolls during lockdown already! Pattern Trace Website They recently launched a new product- Foundation Paper. This paper is used by quilters for foundation paper pipeline. It is [...]

Finding the perfect Jeans

Finding the perfect Jeans

The perfect pair of vintage style denim has been on my to make list for a while now, but I have always found a reason to out it off. I think the thought of getting the fit right has been putting me off, and the amount of work involved in the construction process. Which was [...]

My Top 5 Sewing Books

As I have previously mentioned in my favourite sewing tools blog, I love sewing books. 95% of the time I would rather lift a book to find out more about a particular topic than use google (but there is the odd occasion google is good for a quick reference). So I am going to talk [...]

Me Made May 2020 Round Up

Me Made May 2020 is over and I had a great time seeing everyone’s outfits everyday and following along with your pledges. My pledge was to document my outfit every day to analyse what I actually wear right now so I can focus on adding these garments to my wardrobe. My big focus was finding [...]

Me Made May 2020 Part 1

We are now half way through me made may and I wanted to reflect on what I have been wearing so far. My pledge this year was to take it as an opportunity to really think about the clothes that I am actually wearing at the moment, so that I can focus on making these [...]

Spring/Summer Planning Part 2

After writing my last blog on my spring/summer plans I started doing some more research and gathered some more inspiration, and I now have a clear idea of where I want my Spring Summer sewing to take me. I finally feel inspired and excited to start planning a collection. All images from Zara I started [...]

Rust Dots Bias T-Shirt Dress

Rust Dots Bias T-Shirt Dress

I had been on the hunt for a brown polka dot fabric for nearly a year. Last spring I had ‘spotted’ some Pretty Woman inspired polka dot dresses on the high street so I started to look for fabric. (The dresses were either from a very low quality high street store or just not the [...]

Finding Time to Sew

I often get asked how I manage to get so much sewing done with 2 small kids and I am going to share some of my top tips with you . Be Organised I know this sounds like an obvious first step, but the more you can get yourself organised in advance, the more you [...]