By Hand London’s Victoria Blazer [Minerva Craft Blogger Network]

Make this pattern if:  you want a surprisingly easy-to-sew jacket with maximum effect. Don’t make this pattern if:  you are looking for a structured or tailored blazer; this one’s all about laid back style! The Victoria Blazer from By Hand London is a winner of a pattern.  It’s well-documented throughout the online sewing community so …Click here to read More.

A wild interpretation for the Take One Dress Series

I am currently taking part in Victoria’s (As It Seams) fun and fresh sewing series Take One Dress.  The idea is that each month a sewing blogger sews a dress inspired by the previous month’s inspiration piece and then passes another inspiration piece to the next blogger.  It’s pretty addictive viewing! Last month Tasha from …Click here to read More.

Airelle Blouse – Factory Dress pattern remix

  What do you get when you cross Deer and Doe’s Airelle blouse with the Factory Dress from Merchant and Mills?!  Come on over to imagine gnats to find out! I’m sharing my latest creation over there as part of Selfish Sewing Week. You can see my dress and read some advice on how to …Click here to read More.

The Camber Dress by Merchant and Mills

 A new dress is always something to get excited about.  When said dress actually lives up to the expectations in your mind’s eye then the satisfaction is even greater.  This month’s Minerva Craft Blogger Network project did just that – I love the style, colour, and fabric of this dress.  It appears I have quite a thing …Click here to read More.

Liesl and Co’s Woodland Stroll Cape [Minerva Craft Blogger Network]

Liesl and Co Woodland Stroll Cape Make this pattern if:  you want a high-impact, low-effort staple for autumn. Don’t make this pattern if:  you’re in denial that summer is coming to an end. For this month’s Minerva Craft Blogger Network I’ve taken the opportunity to get ready for autumn.  Yes, the sun is still shining …Click here to read More.

An easy breezy summer top you’ll never want to take off

Make this pattern if: you want an easy-to-sew, easy-to-wear top that will take you nicely from summer into autumn. Don’t make this pattern if: you’re looking for something with precise tailoring and structure. My only regret with this top is that I didn’t make it earlier in the summer in order to get more wear …Click here to read More.

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.

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 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

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.