Love Sewing Reader Review

You may have noticed that I've been a tiny bit excited about issue 63 of Love Sewing magazine. It feels very surreal, but I was asked to write the reader review of the pattern gift, McCalls 6891. I should warn you at this point that this is quite a long post, so feel free to... Continue Reading →

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2019 Make Nine

I know. It's February, what's going on with setting up a make nine at this point? I didn't feel like setting any goals or targets for the year in January. There's been all sorts going on that have made it hard to find positivity or to plan longer term. But I feel brighter now; is... Continue Reading →

Fighting the chill in style

There are some makes that you throw yourself at with gay abandon. The quick wins, the easy fabrics; I'm looking at you, vast collection of me made sweatshirts. Then there are the ones that you mull over for some time. The ones where you carefully research and gather supplies.  The ones where you google techniques... Continue Reading →

Llovely Llamas

Today my latest blog post for Minerva Crafts goes live.  I chose to make up an old favourite, the Grainline Linden sweatshirt. And, quite unusually, I messed up! The finished project is fine; it's just not what I intended. I've mentioned quite a few times that I get very frustrated about fabric requirements on patterns... Continue Reading →

Jazzy jumpers!

Hi there! My latest post for Minerva Crafts is live on their site today and it's all about a pair of jumpers I made for my daughters. I used a pattern by Made, the Everyday Sweatshirt and combined it with some gorgeous fleece backed sweatshirting from Minerva. The crowning glory was the pair of Stoff... Continue Reading →

Battle of the dungarees

Hi there! Hope all's well with you? It seems once again to have been some time since I blogged. I'd apologise for that, but I've recognised that this blog is a hobby just as much as sewing is and, actually, sometimes I just don't feel like writing. So today, I do feel like writing and... Continue Reading →

Fabulous Fiona

I've been really excited to share this make on the blog.  My make for Minerva Crafts this month is the Closet Case Patterns Fiona sundress in the dreamiest Robert Kaufman denim which was an absolute joy to work with. You can read all about the dress itself on the Minerva Crafts site now.  But I... Continue Reading →

Sew Up North wows again

Hi there! So this is a slightly delayed blog post, simply because I have been absolutely wiped out for the last week, but I wanted to quickly get my thoughts up here around Sew Up North. Last Saturday rolled around after an extremely manic week for me, both with work and dealing with all the... Continue Reading →

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