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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]