If you’ve sewn a few garments you’ve probably heard the term “grain” and seen grainlines on your pattern pieces. But you may not know exactly what it is and why is it so important? In this post I have a few tips on how to easily straighten the fabric grain. Continue reading →
In this post my partner, photographer (and #husbandofinstagram) gives his top tips on taking photos of your sewing projects. Whilst he is not a photographer, I must admit, he does have an eye for a good picture though, I can give away one tip of my own – it’s definitely quantity before quality in our case! Continue reading →
I’ve been working on a second version of The Daphne Day Dress pattern for a little while now and I am so excited to let you know that it is now available for purchase! I have created a full back version of the original Daphne Day Dress which features the cut out back so I could offer this gorgeous dress pattern to sewers who prefer a full back but love the original style of the Daphne Day Dress.
Last weekend I decided to clean up my sewing room. It’s always a great feeling, it clears my mind and I find patterns and fabric I’ve forgotten about. I found a Burdastyle magazine (issue 12/2016) and this ruffle mini skirt style #105 caught my eye. Perfect for the cool wintery weather here at the moment.
Once again I was thrilled with the response to my call out for testers for my new Gypsy Swing top pattern. I am so lucky to have regular testers to work with and testers who are very good at their craft.
This dress was my attempt at replicating a dress from the Stop Staring retro clothing website ( A very catchy name for a clothing website). I originally blogged about it five years ago on my original Nine Stitches blog. Wow! How fast does half a decade go? Continue reading →
Finally I made myself a pair of bathers! I have wanted to sew a swimsuit for so long and have bought various patterns and swimwear fabric for my stash over the past couple of years which I kept putting on the back burner as I just couldn’t make my mind up on bikini or full piece… Continue reading →