I'm back after a long absence to say 'Hello’ and quickly catch up
I was asked by SewWardrobe in Ashby De la Zouch to review their fabrics and independent patterns. You can find the blog post here.
I first made my Measure Twice, Cut Once ‘Henrietta’ swimsuit back in February, which you can read about here, and I was so surprised to find that it didn’t actually use up much fabric! I used some Lycra that was in my stash which I had 2m of and I wanted to put the leftovers… Continue reading Our Matching Family Swimwear
The Bettine is a great beginner dress pattern, however I came to it a little later. I made my first from floral viscose fabric which has been a great dress for there hot summer days. I always wanted to copy the denim version that's on the pattern packet for a casual dress. The Supplies: When… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons – Bettine dress
I've always wanted to have a jumpsuit and after making my faux jumpsuit using the Sew Over It Ultimate Culottes and the True Bias Ogden Cami, the Tilly and the Buttons 'Marigold' jumped to the top of my 'to sew' list. I live in the Midlands and when listening to the Stitchers Brew podcast I… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons – Marigold jumpsuit
Whilst I was searching the events listing at the NEC I found the Sew Your Style 2018 Competition ran by The Pattern Pages sewing magazine. They had 4 categories: Vintage Refashion All in the detail Accessories I feel that my handmade wardrobe is modern with a slight vintage twist. This may come about because of… Continue reading Sew Your Style 2018 Competition.
This pattern came free with the June edition of Love Sewing Magazine and I was instantly excited to make version D. It's not a style of dress I have ever worn before but with my summer holidays coming up I thought it was be a perfect dress for the warm evenings. The Supplies: I saw… Continue reading McCalls M7543
Watching the last series of Great British Sewing Bee, my husband spotted the men's cycling top and asked for one straight way. When I got the book and found the pattern included his requests increased. But I admit, I was nervous about this make and put it off for almost 2 years. But as my… Continue reading GBSB Men’s Cycling Top
I am a fan of Tilly and the Buttons patterns and have several TNT garments. My most made is the Agnes that I've hacked into a dress with a gathered skirt several times. Recently I made the Freya from Tilly's new 'Stretch' book and I loved the skirt shape, it is flattering to my tummy… Continue reading My Agnes/Freya dress
The new book 'Stretch' from Tilly and the Buttons is just full of projects that I'm eager to make. Every photo gets me excited! I fell in love with the ruffled Freya from the preview photos online and as soon as I got my copy I was excited to make myself a version. The supplies:… Continue reading Tilly and the Buttons – Freya dress