This dress was a bit of a dream to sew, very easy! I used a lightweight jersey in Grey marl from Sew over it which was £9 a metre. With only a few pieces which are very simply put together, it didn’t even take me an afternoon to finish! It’s a perfect project if you a stuck for… Continue reading Sew over it Ultimate wrap dress
This was my first ever finished project! The pattern was easy to piece together, didn’t use too much fabric & looked to be a design I could easily wear every day of summer so it seemed like a perfect starter project! I did run into some difficulty with the neckline & facings- I blame this on my beginner… Continue reading Ladybird Bettine
So a little while ago I shared some of my recent charity shop finds, here is the first adjustment I did from them! This is a gorgeous Joules cotton kimono sleeved dress I got from Oxfam for £4.99. It is 3 sizes too big for me and needs to be taken in around the waist, though… Continue reading Joules charity find adjustment
I’m a sucker for a sale, and always wait until I see one to snap up some goodies! Until the 16th of October Weaverdee is offering 50% off Butterick patterns including new season! I bought 2 patterns I had my eye on. Firstly a gorgeous vintage dress designed in conjunction with blogger Gertie. (B5882 Misses’… Continue reading 50% off Butterick sewing patterns!
Well maybe not quite 50.. more like 3! I bought a few lengths of chambray from Fabrics galore at a very reasonable £6-9 a metre. I already had some patterns in mind to make & these shades seemed to fit the bill really well! 2M of blue indian chambray to make New Look 6180, a… Continue reading 50 shades of chambray..
After reading Diary of a chain stitchers Blog post on mastering new techniques, I was inspired to do the same! The most technical things I’ve done so far are darts and invisible zips, so I am still a way off calling myself a proficient seamstress! If your a beginner or just want to increase your sewing… Continue reading Technique checklist
Mimi was such an enjoyable challenge to sew! Pleats, gathers, a collar and buttonholes! From starting to cut & lay out the fabric to doing the finishing touches, I think it took me around 5 hours. I used a cotton poplin with origami sailor hat print from Weaverdee.com which was £6.99 a metre. The pattern calls… Continue reading Origa-mimi