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 … Continue reading The Troublesome Dress, or Cynthia Rowley 1873
A couple of weeks ago, I was thrilled and honoured to receive a nomination for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award from the lovely Natalie over at Threads and Bobbins! This is my first award! Thank you so much for the nomination, Natalie. I really enjoy your blog too - your handmade outfits are super stylish, … Continue reading Hooray! The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!
Hello! Just a quick share of the world's greatest (and super healthy) banana muffin recipe. I found the recipe over here by hillontherun. The recipe is gluten- and sugar-free, using almond meal and pure maple syrup instead. They are possibly the moistest, most delicious, soft banana muffins I've ever tasted. Highly recommended! (Oh, side note, … Continue reading Delicious, healthy, banana muffins, and my first Instagram post!
Hi! Maybe you’re here because you want to make your own dress and are looking for other people’s stories, or maybe you’re here because I shoved the link to my blog in your face and you’re vaguely interested. Or maybe you’re another sewing blogger and just stumbled across this post. Whatever your reason, thanks for … Continue reading Achievement unlocked: making my own wedding dress!
Who doesn't like free stuff? I am not affiliated with this website at all, but many months ago I came across Spit Up & Stilettos (formerly Sew Loft). They are mainly a children's pattern company, but have a bunch of lovely women's patterns which, bless her heart, are all FREE for downloading! Awesome, huh? The … Continue reading The Alyson skirt – a FREE pattern!
This post has been a long time coming. Like, more-than-six-months coming. But hey, life happens in between blog posts so here it finally is. None other than the every-popular, comfortable, quick and easy Moneta by Colette Patterns. I starting seeing these awesome dresses all over the blogosphere months before I bought the pattern, and knew … Continue reading Moneta, I did one!
Since my Belcarra post, which my Dad kindly photographed for me (thanks, Dad!), I've not had access to a good camera. I've had to make do with my iPhone, which just doesn't quite cut it. I personally much, much prefer the sewing blogs that have nice photos to accompany them. I don't know, maybe it's … Continue reading Burda 7051, no. 2
A top; I made it! May I present my first wearable top since my Belcarra: Burda Young 7051. I actually made this way back in May to wear to my brother's 21st, and never photographed it, but here it is now. I've actually worn it quite a few times - it can be quite dressy … Continue reading Burda 7051, no. 1
I made a top, and it's actually wearable! Here it is (and what the hell, here's my face too): It seems the thing to do on sewing blogs is present your creation on your body, the way it actually looks in real life, rather than the garment lying flat on a table or hung up … Continue reading The Belcarra Blouse
I found an old pattern (Simplicity 9857, from 1996... I know) and some nice white rayon for my first attempt at a collared shirt. Urgh. Things I have learnt: How NOT to do collars; and No matter how much you want a retro shirt to not look retro because you're wearing it in 2014, it's … Continue reading First attempt at a shirt…