I made THAT Gertie dress…

If there was an IT pattern of the summer, it would probably be the Butterick 6453 Patterns by Gertie dress. It feels like pretty much everyone has made it (or at least bought it)! I made one for the Handmade Dress Swap a couple of months back but I wanted to make for myself! The […]

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A Kielo wrap dress with a neckline hack

I’ve got my latest Minerva Crafts Blogger Network make up today and it’s the Kielo dress from Named Clothing! I’ve made the Kielo once before (check it out here) and I loved this dress. This pattern is definitely one of my favourite patterns of all time for the sheer genius of the design. It’s so […]

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My Top 5: Indie pattern companies

So today I’m on my way to the Sewing Weekender hosted by The Fold Line ladies and Charlotte from English Girl at Home. Which means there’s no new make for you guys today because I’ve been frantically prepping and packing for this little weekend away! (I’m so excited!!!) Instead what I’ve got is a round […]

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An Orla Affair

Have you been following Orla Month over on Instagram? It’s a little sewalong/ sewing competition run by a few of my favourite Instagrammers and bloggers over the month of July using the free pattern from French Navy – the Orla dress. You can check out more details at these blogs: Allie M. Jackson, Maddie Made […]

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Striped culottes – NL6446

Summer and stripes. They go together like jelly and ice cream. Or chocolate with… more chocolate! A stripe filled summer wardrobe never goes amiss and I planned on making one! At the top of my list was a pair of culottes. I picked up a lovely striped viscose crepe from Stoff & Stil (it’s actually gone […]

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The Satsuki dress from Victory Patterns

2 posts this weekend? Say whaaaat?  It’s that time of the month for my latest Minerva Crafts make! This time I’ve gone for the Satsuki dress from Victory Patterns. It’s my first time using one of their patterns and I really quite liked it! I wanted to make something I could use as a beach […]

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The Ralph Pink Sahara shirt dress 

This week’s last minute make was for Indie Pattern Month which is currently being hosted over at The Monthly Stitch blog. The theme for the first week of July was dresses! An easy one, right? I decided to make the Ralph Pink Sahara shirt dress which I picked up in a sale earlier this year. I […]

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The Driftless Cardigan from Grainline Studio

Cardigans are a part of my wardrobe that I’ve been missing for a while. For some reason I never thought to make one until recently! I have always found it a little tricky finding a style of cardigan that I like – everything always felt a bit too long/ short/ oversized/ tight. I was just […]

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On the Coco bandwagon…

I picked up a fab toile de jouy printed jersey in Paris and I had originally planned to make a Moneta out of it. But I changed my mind. I felt like it would be too much going on and the gathers would take away from the print.  So I opted for the Tilly and […]

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