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 [...]

Styling for all occasions

My most recent make... pretty much the kind of dress I dream about. Everything about it feels “me”- the shape is perfect for me, the sleeves are big and the colours are just perfect! The detail in the print is incredible, but this is what I have come to expect from Lady McElroy. I purchased [...]

Check Suit

When I made my autumn sewing plans I was so excited to get started on some suits. They are a much more involved make and the blazers are something I want to spend my time on. The blazers currently in my wardrobe get a lot of use and are so versatile so I want to [...]

DPL Asymmetric Culottes

When this pattern was released (along with the Ruffle Tee) I had to get them straight away. These patterns are exactly what I had been on the hunt for. I love how two everyday essentials had been transformed into something a little special. I'm on a mission to build my handmade wardrobe basics but I [...]

Dream Maxi Dress

Dream Maxi Dress

One of my make nine projects for this year was to recreate a maxi dress I bought from H&M a few years ago (4, maybe 5?!). A lot of dress patterns I like have gathered skirts, and although I love the bodice, the shape of the skirt just does nothing for me. However this maxi [...]

Rumana Coat

I can't believe I am writing this. I have made a coat! And not just any coat. The By Hand London Rumana Coat. It was love at first sight with this pattern! It didn't matter that I had never made a coat before, this was on my list. The details just ooze elegance and class, [...]