Rockabilly Dress

I have never made or worn a strapless, or halter neck dress before, so this dress was quite a new experience for me. I have found it to be quite liberating though, a bit of a personal achievement! I also tried out some new-to-me dress construction techniques when making this dress, so I’ve taken a … [Read more…]

Red, White and Pink Tour

Sometimes you just need to have a dress that is a little bit more special, and for the first time in a very long time, I have done just that. Part of the motivation comes from a sweet sew-along that is currently in progress – the Day & Night Dress Challenge, and partly by this … [Read more…]

Capes and Cardigans Sew Along – January 2018

I’ve made quite a few dresses using the basic v-neck bodice from “Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book” by Gretchen Hirsch. More recently I’ve been tweaking the pattern to correct a slight high-low thing that was happening … i.e. the waist line was sitting slightly higher at the front, causing the skirt to have a small but … [Read more…]

New Sews for the New Year – Charm Patterns Rita Blouse

Hi! I’ve been having a short break from blogging over the holidays. I have quite a bit of new stuff coming up, the first is today, a new pattern by a new pattern company… Charm Patterns Launched last year, Charm Patterns is the newest venture by Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch. My regular readers will be well … [Read more…]

Mummy and Me Christmas Blog Tour

Today’s post is all about Christmas outfits. Every year I seem to be doing a last minute scramble to get Christmas themed outfits done for the kids to wear to the various end-of-year functions that they always have. Every year I’m doing it at the last minute, night before, having a highly stressful experience of … [Read more…]