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Spring/Summer 2020 Inspiration

I have never made it a secret that my love for Autumn/Winter fashion far outweighs Spring/Summer. Autumn colours and styles are much more “me”. So I often struggle to gather inspiration for spring and summer sewing and it is often just a muddle of makes that don’t necessarily match. I would love to have some [...]

Jean-Paul Coveralls

I have been obsessing over the Coverall trend since it first hit the high street and have been planning this exact pair for a long time. But why did it take me so long to get around to making them? I think my biggest fear was that they wouldn’t suit me, or I would get [...]

Frocktails NI 2020 Part 1

Can you imagine my excitement when Northern Ireland’s first ever Frocktails was announced. One of the great things about being part of the #northernirelandsews community is that we are cut off from a lot of other sewists in our little island so we make even more effort to get to know each other and get [...]

My Top Sewing Tools

We all have our favourite sewing tool, don’t we? Something you just can’t imagine sitting down to start a project without. Here’s a little round up of my favourites, along with the link to my amazon storefront where you can buy most of this (along with lots of other goodies!). If there is anything not [...]

Make It Simple Review Part 1

When Tilly and the Buttons first announced her new book I still hadn’t made my first Indigo dress so I wasn’t first to join the preorder list. But once I it (and the second) I preordered it straight away! The instructions for the Indigo dress were so clear and easy to follow so I was [...]

The Ilford Jacket

I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to pattern test the new Friday Pattern Company pattern, the Ilford Jacket. This pattern is Chelsea’s first non-binary pattern and it is gooood! I can easily see this pattern working on guys and girls, when I’m wearing my versions I definitely don’t feel like I’m wearing a men’s [...]

Minerva Wishlist

Minerva Crafts are running their very popular VIP Craft Club Day were all existing and new members will receive 20% off! This also includes Simplicity patterns which are already 50% off, so if ever there was a time to sign up and stock up, it’s now. VIP Craft Club Day 20% Off I’ve put together [...]

Wow Fabrics

I was absolutely thrilled when Wow Fabrics agreed to let me blog for them. I had been eyeing up quite a few fabrics on their site for a while now... and of course dreaming up all the designs I want to get printed on fabric. My first dilemma was choosing just one fabric. The selection [...]

Make Nine 2019- a review

I wrote a blog post back during the summer to access how I was getting on with my “make nine” plans. To finish off the year... I haven’t got much further 😣 I had finished my Rumana coat and self drafted dress and had 4 other projects “in progress”. They are still in progress to [...]