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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 [...]

My Bra making journey Pt 1

My Bra making journey Pt 1

I have been in need of some new underwear for quite a while now. Over the last 6 years I have been 6 different bra sizes between being pregnant, breastfeeding both my children and my Crohn’s flaring up. I recently decided to go through everything I had and get rid of everything that wasn’t the [...]

Contrast Bias T-Shirt Dress

Since I saw Lucy’s first sample of the Bias T-shirt dress with a contrasting panel I knew I would have to try this out. It has taken me a while to find the right fabrics for this as I didn’t want to settle for something that wasn’t right for me. Sally from Modista sewing shared [...]

Summer Collection Part 2- Blues and Lilac

The second summer collection I was working on focused on shades of royal blue and lilac, with white and navy added in too. This collection focused on a lot of dresses which is something my wardrobe was missing. I love that I have all these beautiful summer dresses ready to pull out next year. Leila [...]

Rya Jacket and Fibre Mood Linkparty

I joined in with the Fibre Mood link party for issue 11, which meant I got a sneak preview of the patterns and could choose one to make before the release. When I saw the patterns it was a pretty easy decision. I have wanted to make an oversized shirt jacket in the style of [...]

Flor Dress and Top

I was recently part of the tester team for the new Flor dress and top by Bella Loves Patterns. This pattern is a romantic wrap style with princess seams, ruffles and a crop top or midi length skirt. There are so many thoughtful details in this pattern and a lot of potential for hacking. I [...]

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 [...]