Retro Rucksack by Radiant Home Studio // Behind the Hedgerow

I’m baaaaaack – with a Retro Rucksack

Make this pattern if: you want a truly versatile bag with some chunky hardware – making it feel professional and substantial. Don’t make this pattern if: you are new to sewing and/or are looking for a quick sew. Hello hello everyone.  I can’t tell you how good it feels to be sitting down typing this. …Click here to read More.

Simplicity 1652 in Liberty of London // Behind the Hedgerow

Another Simplicity 1652…in Liberty of London (*swoon*)

  Make this pattern if: you want to spend the time to get a nicely fitted bodice. Don’t make this pattern if: you’re larger than a D cup (the pattern only goes this high). My youngest brother got married last month and I had a very short window of time to sew something to wear. …Click here to read More.

My Favourite Things Giveaway // Behind the Hedgerow

My Favourite Things GIVEAWAY WINNER and other preoccupations

Happy Friday!  Over 1000 entries for the giveaway!  I’m blown away. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to enter.  Without further ado, the winners are: a Rafflecopter giveaway You should all have received an email from me with details on how to claim your prizes.  Congratulations! It’s almost the weekend.  In our household we …Click here to read More.

My Favourite Things Giveaway // Behind the Hedgerow

My Favourite Things GIVEAWAY

You can call it a Thank You to all you truly wonderful readers who have been part of this blogging adventure with me for the past 15 months; you can call it a celebration of a change in life and an update of blog; or you could simply call it AN AWESOME GIVEAWAY! A natural …Click here to read More.

Simplicity 1617 // Behind the Hedgerow

Simplicity 1617 for Minerva Crafts Blogger Network

 Make this pattern if:  you want the effect of a peplum skirt but with the practicality of having pockets. Don’t make this pattern if:  you like your summer skirts floaty and breezy. I’ve been on a bit of a skirt sewing mission at the moment (and I have at least two more to come).  I’ve …Click here to read More.

Zonen 09's Jacob Trousers // Behind the Hedgerow

Jacob Trousers – from the sublime to the ridiculous

  Manu needed a new pair of trousers for a recent family wedding.  It’s no surprise that I turned to the pattern I’ve made more than any other – Zonen 09′s Jacob Trousers. For this version I included a bit of both the sublime and the ridiculous. The Sublime   Like most little boys, Manu …Click here to read More.

Hawthorn Top and Kudzu Shorts // Behind the Hedgerow

The Willow and Co Glamping Tour and GIVEAWAY

I am so down with the Willow and Co Glamping Tour!  This whole collection speaks to my soul!  Dramatic much?!  Well, maybe a tad, but my absolute perfect outfit is Wellington boots, tights, a handmade skirt or dress and a chunky cardigan (preferably hand-knitted but I don’t knit).  For me, this just about sums up …Click here to read More.

Simplicity 1616 // Behind the Hedgerow

Sew a summer skirt 101 [Minerva Craft Blogger Network]

Sometimes I wonder exactly who you are.  Yes, you!  Perhaps you’re all seasoned sewists who check in on me now and again in an “awww, isn’t she cute trying to sew” kind of way; or maybe you’re absolute beginners looking for a little guidance from a fellow sewing enthusiast (and I sincerely hope there’s a …Click here to read More.

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A change of life – a change of blog (and a GIVEAWAY winner)

Life is spinning faster than normal these days and, for fear of things slipping away unattended to, I’m here to announce the winner of the Lotta dress pattern. Thanks to you all for the entries and for stopping by to say hello!  I’ve loved reading all your plans for summer sewing – you’ve inspired me …Click here to read More.