Don’t worry guys, I didn’t fall off the face of the earth – hooray!
For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you probably fairly quickly grasped that I was in fact on holiday. I finally got to go back to the UK and to my beloved Germany for the first time since June 2015, and you guessed it, my souvenirs all took the form of fabric (and chocolate, of course European chocolate!).
Just before we went away we bought a new house (my first house, Joes second, and the most grown up thing I’ve ever done). It needs to be painted and a few other things so unfortunately there won’t be much sewing on the cards for me in the next few weeks at least.
With that in mind I thought I’d share a post on my fabric finds.
Go on, have a read “The One with the European Fabric Haul”
Guten Tag meine Liebe!
It’s June! How on earth is it June already?
I hope you all had a fun Me Made May, or at least survived it as I’ve seen a few people say over on Insta.
My goal this year was to wear at least three Me Made garments each week of May and document them with a weekly round up photo. I did really well up until the last few days when our town flooding and migraine got in the way.
Go on, have a read “The One After Me Made May”
Hi lovely readers,
this week I’m writing about my first attempt at a Seamwork Magazine pattern, plus my first ever denim jacket! It was quite a ride, that’s for sure.
Go on, have a read “The One with the Teal Jacket”
It’s May which is clearly the best month as it’s spring and I WAS BORN!
That’s right, 10th May was and is a good day for me, not so much for everyone else – ha!
So, yeah, I’ve always kinda liked May but now I have an extra reason to love it even more and that reason is because of sewing and the wonderful Zoe Edwards over at So, Zo, what do you know.
Go on, have a read “The One About Me Made May 2018”
Hey there everyone, hope this post finds you all well.
For today’s #sewbackthen post (I haven’t even cut out my next project yet so there might be a few of these in the coming weeks – ha!) I’m looking at a something I made that I never thought I would- the Tilly and the Buttons Cleo. By saying I wasn’t sure if I would ever make it has nothing to do with the pattern, I’d seen lots of great versions on Instagram, it was more that at 5ft 2″ with small features I was worried it’d make me look ‘too cute’, i.e like a 12 year old, or the fact I’m over 30 and surely a bit too old for dungaree dresses?
Go on, have a read “The One With The Matching Cleo’s – #sewbackthen”
Well hey there folks,
I hope you’re having a wonderful day and that Spring is finally reaching you (unless you’re my aussie mates – that would be weird). How crazy was March? Luckily for us in Asheville, things are looking up weather-wise as you’ll see in this post.
Today’s post is about my second Closet Case Kalle Shirt dress that I made for the 2018 Sew My Style Instagram Challenge.
I talk about the version I chose, the changes I made to the pattern/fit and the things I added. It is safe to say, I’m very excited about this one.
Go on, have a read “The One With The Apples”
Unfortunately I haven’t had chance to get any pictures of my latest make (another Kalle) so I thought I’d treate you all to another#sewbackthen post instead. This one features one of the most in-depth makes and still one of my proudest makes to date: The Whale Shirt
Go on, have a read “#sewbackthen – The One With The Whale Shirt and That Piping”
This week’s #sewbackthen brings you My First T-Shirt.
Many years ago, I tried and failed miserably to make something from Jersey. It was such a disaster I avoided it at all costs until last year. I decided it was time to conquer that fear and so I signed up for the Tilly and the Buttons Jersey workshop.
Go on, have a read “The One With My First Tshirt – #sewbackthen”
Hey there lovelies!
Today’s post features my latest make, the Rosy Pena Chloe Sweatshirt.
It came in two lengths but I went with the cropped version as I’ve really been drawn to that style lately, especially as high waisted jeans/skirts have been a staple of my wardrobe for a long time now, it seemed to make the most sense.
Go on, have a read “The One with the Cropped Sweatshirt”
Welcome back folks.
I’m going to be honest from the get go – I’ve written blogs before and had all these grand ideas about how often I was going to write posts etc, for some reason the aim was always once a week? Why is that?
Anyway, with this one I was pretty safe in the knowledge before I’d even built the site that, with my sewing speed, super regular posts about new makes weren’t going to happen. I mean, a)have a full time job, b)fabric is expensive and c) I live in an RV so where on earth would I put all those clothes?.
Go on, have a read “The One with the Duvet Dress – #sewbackthen”