Deer & Doe Luzerne Trench Coat : A Makers Diary – Days 2 and 3

Hello there! Thank you for joining me again in my quest to sew the Deer & Doe Luzerne Trench Coat (if you want to catch up on Day 1, you can read it here). Today I’m covering pattern alterations, cutting out and clueing up on bound buttonholes! Whilst waiting impatiently for the fabric and supplies … More Deer & Doe Luzerne Trench Coat : A Makers Diary – Days 2 and 3

A Makers’ Diary – The Deer & Doe Luzerne Trench Coat : Day 1

Hi!! I’m starting something a little bit different today…a short series of blog posts covering the one, more involved, make. I’ve come back to my sewing table really craving a longer-term project. I’ve reached the point, I think, whereas to curb getting jaded, I need to push myself out of my safety zone and learn … More A Makers’ Diary – The Deer & Doe Luzerne Trench Coat : Day 1

The winners of #sewtogetherforsummer 2018!

Hi All! A massive thank you to all who took part in this years’ #sewtogetherforsummer challenge; an astonishing 450+ dresses were completed and submitted by the deadline date. Once again, myself @SewSarahSmith, Suzy @Sewing_in_Spain and Monika @rocco.sienna were absolutely delighted with your boundless enthusiasm and creativity! Whilst checking the entries to put in the Prize … More The winners of #sewtogetherforsummer 2018!

Two Deer & Doe Melilot Shirt : a story of viscose and lawn!

Wow … it’s taken me some time to put this post together; I made my first Melilot just before Christmas and the second sometime early in the New Year! But sometimes I get caught in a sewing stint I don’t want to break … or life happens … and then we launched #sewtogetherforsummer 2018 so … More Two Deer & Doe Melilot Shirt : a story of viscose and lawn!

Burda and Big 4 : Our #sewtogetherforsummer Wrap Dress Pattern Picks! (Plus a Wildcard and a Freebie!)

Hello again!! Looking for some more #sewtogetherforsummer 2018 wrap dress inspiration? We’ve got loads for you today! Firstly, have you seen Helen from Helen’s Closet’s fabulous ‘Indie Darling’ Wrap Dress blog post?She’s chosen some amazing patterns from a whole host of Indie designers which are bound to inspire you! Here we bring you our top … More Burda and Big 4 : Our #sewtogetherforsummer Wrap Dress Pattern Picks! (Plus a Wildcard and a Freebie!)

Blogger Book Tour : Wendy Ward’s ‘Beginners Guide to Sewing with Knitted Fabrics’ Book Review and Makes

Hi! I was delighted to be asked to join the Book Tour, following some of my favourite sewing bloggers, for Wendy Ward’s new tome ‘A Beginners Guide to Sewing Knitted Fabrics’. This was originally scheduled to happen earlier in the year but was delayed whilst the book went to reprint, as the original run sold … More Blogger Book Tour : Wendy Ward’s ‘Beginners Guide to Sewing with Knitted Fabrics’ Book Review and Makes

Sewing a Gift to Myself : the Piccadilly Pyjamas by Nina Lee

Hello! I’m so (sew!) happy to be sharing this make with you as it fills me with much joy! Having sewn nothing but sensible winter jersey for the last while, it felt incredible to get my hands on this extravagant cotton lawn and to indulge myself in whimsy. The Piccadilly Pyjamas by Nina Lee in … More Sewing a Gift to Myself : the Piccadilly Pyjamas by Nina Lee

My #sewtogetherforsummer Wrap Dress: the Appleton by Cashmerette

Hi! So I’ve sewn the first of my #sewtogetherforsummer wrap dresses; the Appleton by Cashmerette. I’m kicking myself for not trying this pattern sooner as it’s such a simple and quick sew yet is brilliantly drafted to ensure a really great fit. I’ve sewn a few wrap dresses in my time (see McCalls 7119 here … More My #sewtogetherforsummer Wrap Dress: the Appleton by Cashmerette

The #sewtogetherforsummer 2018 Sponsored Gifts!

We are so incredibly thankful for the time, support and gifts sponsored by our #sewtogetherforsummer 2018 backers. Want to know what goodies they’ve offered? Then read on! There’s an incredible 55 separate Gift packages being offered from a range of companies representing the diversity and vibrancy of our sewing community; from the large to the … More The #sewtogetherforsummer 2018 Sponsored Gifts!

#sewtogetherforsummer 2018! Sewing a Wrap Dress for summer? We’ve got you covered!

It seems strange that I’m actually typing this up as the last of the recent snows finally melts away but snow be damned; it’s officially spring and I’m getting tired of sewing Winter Warmers so let’s talk about … sewing together for Summer! Myself @sewsarahsmith, Suzy @sewing_in_spain and Monika @rocco.sienna have been putting out little … More #sewtogetherforsummer 2018! Sewing a Wrap Dress for summer? We’ve got you covered!