Firm Favourite to Fix a Fail 

I know, I know another Moneta but I was in serious need of a pick-me-up! I tried and MASSIVELY failed to sew a Mimi Blouse from Tilly’s Love at First Stitch and it was a nightmare. I had this beautiful Spanish looking fabric in orange and pictured a lovely, bright blouse but it wasn’t to be. The…

An Orla Affair

The Orla Dress by French Navy caught my eye as part of a Sewing challenge for Orla Month #anorlaaffair organised by the lovely Maddie of Maddie Made This, alongside Rachel, Anya and Allie which encourages you to make up the Orla Dress. I love a good sewing challenge because it does just that, it challenges you to try something else and gives you a reason to…

Introducing, not one but two… Riviera Ruffle Blouses

I am so so excited and proud to announce that I have been asked to be a brand ambassador for Rebecca Page! Rebecca makes amazing PDF patterns for children and women. Sizing for women goes right from XXS to 5XL and are usually designed with curvy girls in mind, which is a winner in my…

The Florence Dress

The Florence Dress from Sew Over It came with issues 30 and 31 of Simply Sewing Magazine as a Sewalong. I was unsure at first as the waist-line looked high and I thought that it might swamp my figure and not nip in at the right places. In short, I wasn’t going to bother. Then on a whim…

Minerva Craft Summer Bundle Review. 

My Review of the Summer Fabric Bundle from Minerva Crafts can be found here.  I managed to make the Mccalls 6927 which comes with cup sizes and I highly recommend. I’ve made it since here.  I also made another Olivia Dress by Cotton and Chalk. Getting a bundle is great for playing around with and trying patterns which you want to perfect.  

NOT Me Made Appleton Dress

I saw the hand made dress swap on Instagram a while back and eagerly awaited the date for applications. It’s an initiative where you sign up, fill in a form about you and they kindly pair you up with someone to make a dress for. I signed up straight away and got paired up with the…

Self-Drafted Circle Skirt

Me Made May has done so much for the way I view my wardrobe. It was immediately clear that if I want to wear Me Made everyday then I am in desperate need of separates. With this in mind I set about to make a black circle skirt for work. I have lots of nice…

The Nina Shirt Dress

The Nina Dress by Cotton and Chalk for Simply Sewing Magazine was sat on my sewing list with no real conviction. I probably would have gotten around to it at some point. Then I saw the #sewtogetherforsummer challenge on instagram created by the lovely Sarah, Monika and Suzy in which everyone is making a shirt dress.. err.. for Summer, obviously! I had…

Liberty Block Dress

I’m not one to go crazy for Liberty, I can appreciate it’s loveliness but I’m not too upset if I can’t have it in my life. However, when I saw some remnants going cheaply, I, of course, picked some up. I didn’t have enough to make anything substantial with so I was thinking maybe pockets,…