Simplicity 5513

I just love vintage sewing patterns – the unique styling, interesting seam lines, they are just so tactile with all the tissue paper etc. I learned to sew with my Mum’s old patterns, this pattern, however, was not one of my Mum’s, but one of my paternal Grandmother’s. I’m feeling really fortunate to have it, … [Read more…]

New Summer T-Shirts for Jonathan

Yesterday I posted about some new summer shorts that I made for Jonathan. Well, I also made some coordinating t-shirts, as well as something a little different at his request. All of the t-shirts that I made for Jonathan are from Ottobre Design magazines. In case you are not familiar with this magazine: – Ottobre … [Read more…]

Halla Agnes

The Agnes Dress by Hallå Patterns is one of my favourite patterns, I have made quite a few of them (I blogged about my velvet one last year). Just in case you are not familiar with this particular pattern, here are the details: Pattern Company: Hallå Patterns Pattern Name: Agnes Swing Top and Dress Size … [Read more…]

Sew Long Summer Blog Tour 2018

Welcome to my stop on the Sew Long Summer 2018 Blog Tour. This blog tour is all about transitions – for those in the Northern Hemisphere Summer is about to end, while down her in Australia, we are just entering Spring and looking forward to a long, hot Summer. So I’ve started to think about … [Read more…]

Lolletroll in Mustard

I absolutely love this outfit that I made for Veronica, I think it is possibly the cutest thing that I have every made (apart from Veronica, of course!). Being the youngest, Veronica probably doesn’t get as much made for her as the older two do, so when I do sew for her I try to … [Read more…]

Changing up the Tee Blog Tour (sale code and a giveaway)

This month’s Sewing Blue blog tour is called Changing Up the Tee. Hosted by Made For Little Gents and featuring a great pattern by this month’s sponsor, GYCT Designs, the challenge was to take a basic t-shirt pattern and to ‘change it up’ into something different. The Pattern This pattern is the Primary Tee and … [Read more…]

Boys in Summer Blog Tour

I have subscribed to Ottobre Design magazine for many years, if you’re not familiar with Ottobre, it is a pattern magazine. Every year there are 4 issues featuring patterns for kids, and 2 issues with patterns for women. They have also recently introduced a family issue which features some designs for men as well! The … [Read more…]

Get Ready For Summer with Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns

I’ve really been feeling the love for Ellie and Mac Patterns lately, and I’ve been sewing up quite a few (see my Breezy peplum tops and Be Greater tunics). The patterns are so well put together which makes them quick and easy to sew, and the designs are simple and elegant which makes them so … [Read more…]

Breaking Ground Blog Tour 2018

This is the second year that I’ve joined in on the Breaking Ground blog tour, hosted by Mahlica Designs. This year I jumped straight in and challenged myself with two different, yet complimentary new sewing experiences, and definitely breaking into new ground! So, today, I bring you all the details about my first ever fabric … [Read more…]

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…]

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…]