A work appropriate top!

Sorry for the short hiatus folks! Turns out wifi in Cuba is not the easiest thing to come by so I wasn’t able to update as planned but hey, I should be coming back to you all refreshed and full of energy!   Since I’ve got a little bit of catching up to do, today’s […]

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Winter Coat plans!

Every year I plan to make a coat and I usually put it off and off until it’s summer again and by then I don’t want to be sewing winter wear! I’ve managed to make one so far (see it here) but that does unfortunately mean that I’ve still got piles of unmade coat patterns […]

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Last of my summer sewing – McCalls 7543

I’m only still sewing summer clothes because I’ve got a holiday coming up! The weather has definitely taken a turn for the worse here so this is definitely not a weather appropriate make! The McCall’s 7543 is an off shoulder tunic or dress. It’s probably quite old trend wise but I really like this style […]

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A Malia Top hack – La Maison Victor

La Maison Victor, if you haven’t heard of it already, is a modern sewing mag from Belgium that’s just recently been released in English. They’re known for on trend designs and feature 8 or so full sized sewing patterns for women, men and children in each magazine with instructions.  I got hold of their first […]

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The Chestnut Sweater – Cocowawa Crafts

This is the latest release from Cocowawa which I pattern tested for this summer! The Chestnut sweater and top are bow-tastic with 3 different versions all covered in the things in one way or another.  I tested version 3 of the sweater which features bows tied down the back. Not the most comfortable option for […]

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It’s time for a giveaway!

It’s my birthday on Saturday and to honour that I’ve got a little giveaway for you lovely folks – it’s a copy of Girl With A Sewing Machine by Jenniffer Taylor! This might be especially suited for any of you who are attending The new Great British Sewing Bee Live show from the 21st-24th (it […]

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The Refashioners 2017 – Suits You!

I was really chuffed when Portia Lawrie from the Makery blog asked me to be in the blogger line up for this years Refashioners series. I had avidly followed last years #jeanius themed blog tour and community challenge on Instagram and loved how creative and innovative everyone was! That being said, when I learned what […]

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A Marigold and Bettine mashup AKA The Martine…

Do you make gifts for your friends and family? I always try to make both my sisters something for their birthdays which means in August and September, I’m always doing some selfless sewing! (Or is it still selfish sewing because it saves me having to buy them other things? Now that’s a puzzler!) For my […]

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My Top 5: Sewing tools

Today I’m bringing you the next of my Top 5 lists – sewing tools!   This was inspired by the Essentials post from Rachel of House of Pinheiro‘s #sewphotohop challenge on Instagram. I love a good gadget and I tend to buy a lot of sewing related paraphernalia that I often don’t end up using! […]

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