A successful Frankendress

This dress came after much contemplation about which pattern I could use for a heavily patterned jersey. I didn’t want a pattern with too many darts or princess seams and I was struggling to find the right pattern in my stash but I also wasn’t sure enough of what I wanted to look for a…

Sewing For Pleasure Haul

What a fabulous day I had yesterday! I won tickets to go to the Sewing for Pleasure show at the NEC in Birmingham from Elle @sewpositivity. I took my Mum, because she is amazing not because she loves sewing like me!! I want to show off my lovely haul and my plans to people who…

Not enough hands… Not enough time… 

I’m not in a position this week to share a finished make with you, unless you count these infinity scarves I quickly sewed up for my Sister-in-law’s colleagues because they loved hers so much.  I have been juggling a few things in my sewing room this week. I’m currently working on a present for my Mother-in-law for…

Ikea Couture

A few weeks a go I took my niece, Grace out for a coffee* and a girly day out. She wanted to go to Ikea of all places so, of course, being the dedicated Auntie I am we went to Ikea… on a Saturday! Naturally, I headed straight for the fabrics. I’ve never bought any…

Me Made Northumberland 

In a similar way to my me made Dublin post last year I wanted to summarise my me – made holidays. I have not made anywhere near enough clothes to wear me made everyday yet (sad face) but I try to plan a wardrobe which is me-made everyday for my holidays because it gives me an aim…

My Monetas

The Moneta Party is very much an instagram challenge but I wanted to share my versions with you. I try to stay true to my style and not join in for the sake of it,  hence why there has been no sign of a Cleo on my blog…  It just wouldn’t suit me. The Moneta however,  looked…

Yellow Needlecord ‘I could make that’ 

Today’s make is one of those makes that I was so proud of that I just wanted to look at it all the time. I don’t really follow designers but I was reading a fashion magazine and saw this Skirt By M.I.H. Jeans. It was a mere £425 but when I looked it up I…

Combining my favourite things! 

This is a bit of a different blog post as I’m not sharing a make with you,  I’m sharing a shop.  Myself and Kyle visit Northumberland 5 or 6 times a year and love spending time along the coast but more recently we have been heading in land to enjoy the beautiful countryside.  We find…

Anderson Blouse (post February Fail number 1!)

Many of you will have already seen a snippet of my Sew Over It Anderson Blouse on my Fail February post, where I sewed the arm on upside down. It’s a long story! Other than this, all went well. I got the Anderson Blouse as part of my signing up fee for the PDF Club that Sew Over It are…

The Katie Dress

The Katie Dress is Pattern number Four of the Cotton and Chalk Collection from Simply Sewing Magazine. I have also made patterns One, Two and Three. I have found them all really easy to use, though sometimes a little on the roomy side. As the pattern suggests using a Ponte Roma for this dress, I thought it would be the perfect…

A challenge I can join in! 

I feel slightly like I have had a curse set upon my sewing…  I saw a new challenge just today by Red of Sewredy called Fail February and I believe I made a comment,  such as ‘this is a great idea,  we all get our unpickers out and we learn from our mistakes’…  I say I believe I said…

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….