It’s that time of the year again!, The annual Tessuti competition, and this year the competition theme is Colour in Thirds. The fabric is a Japanese polyester crepe de chine and comes in three colours.
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 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 […]
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 […]
This is the final project for my Sewfestive3 DIY sewing challenge. It’s a super easy sequinned pencil skirt which you can whip up in under an hour. I’ve used sequinned fabric but you could use any fabric with a stretch. This skirt is so much fun and looks so glam! Perfect for New Years Eve […]
Welcome to the second week of my#sewfestive3 challenge. This weeks DIY project is a glamorous DIY Bolero Wrap. This super easy wrap will look striking in gold, silver or any type of fabric with a sparkle and is perfect for those xmas functions where you feel you need something to cover up your shoulders. I […]
Welcome to my DIY festive sewing challenge. As the festive season approaches, it’s time to sew up, dress up and have some fun. Who doesn’t like a good excuse to frock up? And, there’s no better reason than when celebrating with friends and family in the lead-up to Christmas. #sewfestive3 is a challenge I’ve created for […]
My latest project was the most fun I’ve had sewing for a while. My son who is turning nine, decided he wanted a pair of gold party pants to go with his reflective sunnies he’d bought recently. Don’t ask me why or where he got this idea from but I thought it was a pretty […]