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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Pink Summer Collection Round Up

I am so excited that I can do a round up of my first collection. This year I decided to plan my makes in collections as I usually end up with a mix of prints and colours during the summer and nothing that really goes together. Focusing on different colour collections has helped in so [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]