How good are box pleats?! My favourite dress brand, Review, uses them in many of their full-skirted designs, and I think they add such a lovely, neat touch. Gathering skirts is one thing, but pleats are just so tidy and classy. And in a short little skirt like this one, lots of fun, too! Of… More Stripes! A self-drafted pleated skirt
It’s a delightful sunny Saturday morning in Autumn, it’s finally cooling down enough to wear a jumper inside, I have a cup of tea, and it’s about time I posted some long-awaited blog updates. So, hi! So, if you Google “Sewaholic Hollyburn” you’ll find a plethora of bloggers and seamstresses who have reviewed and discussed… More A Herd of Hollyburn Skirts, or the Internet’s favourite skirt pattern ever
This is one of my favourite and most-worn dresses to date. It’s feminine, comfy, good quality fabric, perfectly fitting, and meticulously sewn! I made the dress to wear to a wedding last Spring and it has since seen a number of parties, meetings with dressmaking clients, dinners, photo shoots and even just shopping days or… More A Spring wedding, or Burda Young 7308 #2
I dream of a clutter-free life. My husband is the same. In our home, we are constantly aiming to make as little mess as possible and get rid of things we don’t use. I am not a person who gets emotionally attached to “things” so this is usually easy for me. This year I have… More Sensible sewing: destashing and tangible planning
You guys, I made a piece of man’s clothing. An actual real-life garment that he wore in public and everything! Here is how it happened. A year ago, when my husband (then-fiance) and I were shopping around for his suit for our wedding, we couldn’t find one within our budget that came with a matching… More Sewing for him: the wedding vest
Hello! (Yes, omg, an actual blog post!) Today’s post is about an outfit I made for my bridal shower back in May last year (I know, belated, but who isn’t terrible at keeping their blog updated when they have Instagram😉 ). This was the next item I made for myself after the wedding dress. I… More The Bridal Shower Outfit, or Burda Young 7308
Happy New Year, folks! I’ve set myself a rather bold goal this year, among other sewing goals which shall be in a different post, but here is the main one (which I feel a bit nervous to actually announce but here it is): Do not buy any clothes. Eep! That’s right! I have been thinking… More Buy no more… can I do it?
Hi, sewing folks! I’m just about ready to upgrade my machine and I would love your input. My clunky little Brother BM 2600 machine has been okay so far, but it’s probably seven years old now and coming to the end of its life; it’s rather bottom-of-the-range and I’m really starting to notice its limitations.… More Choosing a new sewing machine – your opinion?
Hello, fellow sewers. Hopefully a bit of discussion post here: what do you do – dress for fashion, or dress to what suits you? A combination of both? And what do you make? Do you plan your handmade items? I was cleaning out my wardrobe earlier today and started noticing the types of clothes I… More Thoughts on colour palettes, planning, and sensible sewing
Honestly, the number of things that went wrong whilst making this dress, urgh! Originally I was going to write about them all in detail, but who wants to read about problems? Instead, have some piccies of a happy girl in an (eventually) successful creation (thanks to my handsome husband for the photos): The pattern is… More The Troublesome Dress, or Cynthia Rowley 1873