Tessuti are running another sewing competition, the 2018 Skylines Sewing Competition! They have chosen a classic plaid fabric – Skylines. Composition is 63% cotton, 16% linen, 20% viscose and 1% elastane. It’s a great fabric, with enough body to be perfect for dresses, pants or anything really!
Finally I got around to making up one of Gertie’s fabulous vintage patterns from her Gertie’s Ultimate Dress Book. It wasn’t until Gertie came out to Australia and had a soiree in Melbourne that I got my act together to make one. You know how it is, too many ideas not enough time! I thought […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I am delighted to announce the release of the Gypsy Swing Top PDF sewing pattern. The inspiration for creating the Gypsy Swing Top came from observing so many ruffles around this season. There are literally ruffles everywhere and they are easier to sew than you might think. I wanted to create a simple sewing project that […]
Recently I was given a beautiful but oversized 80’s wool/cashmere two toned coat by a lady I instruct at my gym. She knows I am a sewer and thought that if I didn’t fancy the coat that I could use the fabric and transform it and refashion it into something else. A great challenge, how could […]