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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading A Spring wedding, or Burda Young 7308 #2
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 … Continue reading 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. … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading The Troublesome Dress, or Cynthia Rowley 1873
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!