Double Vintage

I dragged my Mum round some vintage shops in, Stockport, the town where we were brought up a few months back and picked up some vintage paisley silk feel fabric. I got 3 metres for £9, which was a bargain.  I stashed it for a bit and then decided to return back to my 1970s Maudella dress….

Statement Collar Vintage Blouse 

I have been enjoying stitching up some modern patterns recently like My Sew Over It Ultimate Shift Dress and My Simplicity Christmas Dress but I fancied going back in time to some more vintage makes so I had Vintage Butterick 5601 dated 1969 in my stash. It has a blouse,  jacket,  trousers and skirt within it but I was eyeing up…

Blogger Recognition Award

Today, I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by two people; Green Eye Crafts and  Linda of Nice Dress Thanks I Made It, who I love chatting to and does a great Designer Copying Competition, which I’ll be entering soon! I am really pleased to have this because I haven’t been blogging long. When I first starting…

The Overture Set

Following the successful make for her birthday, I wanted to make a dress for my sister for Christmas, she has a very different style from me but when I saw the Overture Set which came with Issue 20 of Simply Sewing Mag a few months a go, I knew that would be the one. I bought this…

Mini Dungaree Dress

A couple of months a go (Sew Saturday in October) I bought some of the Michael Miller Magic fabric range with the intention of making a dress for my niece. I love this range, the fabrics are so pretty and bright; perfect for little girls. The lovely lady in the shop told me a metre would…

Mine,  all mine, Ultimate Shift Dress 

This is my second shot at the ultimate shift dress from Sew Over It, the first being for my Mum. It’s a great,  easy pattern so I wanted one for myself. I know from making my Mum’s that it is tailored for quite a small bust so I referred to the Sew Style Bookazine,  I have because I…

Mum’s Ultimate Shift Dress

After watching many YouTube vlogs by Lisa Comfort of Sew Over It,  I was sold on trying out the ultimate shift dress. She says it’s great for stiffer fabric and also fabrics with big prints so I bought some lovely grey with white lillies,  which is more of an upholstery fabric but I just love the…

A plethora of pressies.

I don’t really think doing a round up of my blogging year will be worth it as I only started in September but I’m loving it and hope to continue. I’m offering a quick round up of my handmade presents instead.  I love, love, love Christmas! I usually start thinking about it pretty much as…