New Year, New Plans

Happy New Year everyone! It’s that time to make new resolutions and plans for a new start to the year (and decade in this case!). I’m opting not for a Make Nine list (because let’s face it, I’ll make waaaaaay more than 9 garments in a year) but a few Must Dos, AKA things I […]

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A 2019 roundup

Um, where did this past year go? It feels like it was only weeks ago I was writing another of these posts for 2018! It’s been a weird one this year. I’d set myself the goal of having no goals essentially – loosening the reins on how often I was posting, not setting myself Make […]

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Simplicity 8888 // The Eve Appeal Hack-Along

It’s my turn on the Simplicity X The Eve Appeal blog tour! This annual challenge has had another makeover this year and it’s all about pattern hacking! The Hack-Along involves taking one of nine Simplicity patterns and doing your thing with it! There are three categories for your finished garment – Day, Party and Unique […]

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A self drafted wedding dress

Many years ago I promised my sisters that should they ever get married, I’d make them their wedding dresses. I don’t think I ever quite imagined actually making them though! But when my little sister got engaged I knew I had to get my wedding dress designer/ maker hat on and get on with it! […]

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A DIY baby sleep bag!

I was recently gifted a piece of fabric from the Chat Chocolat newest fabric range – it’s not available to buy just yet but it will be soon! The summer collection is full of bright woven viscoses and fun printed jerseys. I ended up with a piece of french terry with a large scale abstract […]

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Mary Quant exhibition // V&A

This is a bit of a belated post about the Mary Quant exhibition that I went to a few weeks ago! I love being a member of the V&A museum especially with the exhibitions they’ve had this year – Frida Kahlo, Christian Dior and now Mary Quant! I don’t think I knew much about Mary […]

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Me Made May 2019

This is the 10th year of the Me Made May challenge! Started and run by Zoe of So Zo What do you know blog, it encourages people to wear their handmade items and push themselves to try something new as they make their personalised pledges. Here’s my pledge for Me Made May this year! It’s […]

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Christian Dior – Designer of Dreams // V&A exhibit

If you’re planning to go to this exhibition and don’t want any spoilers, look away now! The exhibition at the V&A museum features the history of Christian Dior himself and impact of the brand from the origins of the fashion house up to the modern day collections. It shows off the multiple processes of creation […]

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