Getting Ready for Spring with Ellie and Mac, and a Giveaway!

I am currently putting together a little capsule wardrobe for travelling, it will be Spring where I am going. The past year or so has been a big year of sewing-discovery for me, I’ve learnt a lot and made a lot of progress in both my sewing and fitting expertise, however, the bulk of my … [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…]

New Pattern: Santi Skirt by Designer Stitch

New Pattern Release One of my favourite pattern designers, Ann from Designer Stitch, has released a new pattern this week – the Santi Skirt. This is such a great everyday skirt, its classic a-line shape makes it so easy to wear, either dressed up or dressed down. It is designed for woven fabrics, especially medium … [Read more…]