Suzy – A New Sewing Magazine pitched for the Fashion Forward Sewist – a Review

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new kid in town. Her name is Suzy; the brainchild of Bloggers/Vloggers Dominique Major and Rosabella Riddington. She is pitched as a magazine for the ‘fashion forward sewist’, a cross-between a high street fashion mag and a table-top sewing magazine. Issue One of this biannual magazine was only available through backing the…

The Seamstress Tag

Hello lovely people. The Seamstress Tag (originated by Hollie Sews) has been popping up all over the place. I’ve suddenly found myself up through the night looking over my Pixie Princess as she recovers from illness; writing this is helping while away the dark hours. It’s just 12 questions so hopefully I won’t have time to…

New PJ’s! Sewing the Carolyn Pajamas from Closet Case Files

Woohoo I have new PJ’s! Let me tell you these were long overdue because I was too busy sewing clothes I could actually leave the house in! But the time came when my very last pair developed holes in unmentionable places and I could overlook this pattern no longer. I think  Closet Case Files  released the…

A perfect girl’s dress! New Look 6205

I’ve always found it hard buying dresses for my Little Miss; she’s a good height for her age but narrow/slender. If we buy the right length, invariably the bodice is too big with straps falling off her shoulders, necklines gaping, armholes bagging. Knowing we had a family gathering coming up in a couple of days,…

Winslow Culottes by Helen’s Closet

A few weeks ago I had no idea that missing from my sewing plans/pattern stash, nay indeed missing from my life, was a pair of culottes. I would have scoffed at any such suggestion. However, after reading the lovely Anya’s experience of pattern testing the Winslows and loving her versions She blogged about them here,…

New Look 6301 View D pattern hack using Scuba Bodycon fabric!

I hadn’t meant to start making this dress when I did but the summer made a sudden appearance and my birthday was coming up so I figured I needed (ahem, cough) wanted, a new dress that was both summery, a bit ‘dressy uppy’ but also comfortable. I’d had this scuba fabric lurking in my stash for a wee while….

Sew Over It Pussy Bow Blouse pattern review and make

I’ll say it from the off, the fitting and sewing of this, Sew Over It’s ‘Pussy Bow Blouse’, was the sewing therapy I very much needed following a crappy and fraught few weeks which left me run off my feet with daily meetings and unable to sleep at nights. By the time I came to making this…

Sew Over It Anderson Blouse Pattern Review

I’ve got a whole bunch of Sew Over It patterns in my stash; a Christmas gift last year but none, prior to this make, that I’ve sewn up yet. I’d had my eye on this one for a while but it was a PDF pattern which put me off. The nanosecond it was released as a kit…

New Look 6217 – Top (View B); Pattern Review & Redrafting

This pattern (View B) was brought to my attention, like many others lately I suspect, by Jane Marland of Handmade Jane who blogged recently on her makes with it. Having read Jane’s post I immediately thought two things; first, a quick easy make that looks like a true wardrobe staple? Yeah, I’m having me some of that and so duly…

New Look 6301 Mock Wrap Dress – Pattern Review & Makes

I got my mitts on this pattern way back when and I think it’s fair to say it’s had a fair amount of love in my pattern stash since then. Initially I figured this pattern would be a good basic dress to have, having considered the actual pattern  line drawings rather than focus on the…