Dressmaking · pattern review

Seamwork Madhu top

Summer is teasing us here in Amsterdam - here one moment, gone the next, you really don't know how to dress from one day to the next! With this in mind I'm looking for pieces that will take my wardrobe from season to season in a flash - ie, separates! I recently joined Seamwork after… Continue reading Seamwork Madhu top

Dressmaking · pattern review

McCall’s M7974

Bear with me everyone - I want to see if I'm the only person who has had the experience of procrastipatterning....? When I first started sewing, the M7974 stood out to me immediately as a pattern I would want to make. The V neck bodice and yoke, nipped in waist and flared skirt ticked all… Continue reading McCall’s M7974

Dressmaking · Pattern Testing

Soline Shorts by Staysitch Pattern Co

I am on the pattern testing team for Staystitch Pattern Co and receive a free copy of the finished pattern in return for my feedback. As usual, all views are my own and I was not obliged to write this post! Staystitch Pattern Co are back with their second pattern and I was delighted to… Continue reading Soline Shorts by Staysitch Pattern Co

Dressmaking · Pattern Testing

Pattern test: Homer & Howells Ingrid

I tested this pattern for Homer & Howells and in return was given a copy of the final pattern as well as a pattern of my choosing from their range. All views as usual honest and my own! Following the recent discussions in the sewing community, I reached out to Homer & Howells regarding their… Continue reading Pattern test: Homer & Howells Ingrid

Dressmaking · Pattern Testing

The Lola Tank by Staystitch Pattern Co

I was on the pattern testing team for Staystitch and received a free copy of the final pattern in return. There was no obligation to share and all the feedback below is my own. Introducing the Lola tank! When I saw that Candice from Sew Bake Make was releasing her first pattern in partnership with… Continue reading The Lola Tank by Staystitch Pattern Co

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Pattern Review: Dawn McCall’s

Do you sew with "Big Four" patterns? McCall's are one of the biggest sewing pattern companies, stocked worldwide and you usually find their patterns sold in printed form on the tissue paper you traditionally associate with home sewing. I haven't got too much experience with them but here is my very short summary... Before working… Continue reading Pattern Review: Dawn McCall’s

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Spring inspo with Tammy Handmade & Rainbow Fabrics

I know I'm not the only one planning my Spring makes at the moment and daydreaming of sunnier days! For this blog post I've taken inspiration from this month's Modista brands, Tammy Handmade and Rainbow Fabrics! Both are offering exclusive discounts this month to Modista Patreon members - Tammy's PDF patterns are 15% off and… Continue reading Spring inspo with Tammy Handmade & Rainbow Fabrics

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April Sewing Challenge: #MeMadeModista

In April 2021 I am taking the plunge and hosting my very first sewing challenge! Eek! The challenge has been motivated by the milestone (or at least, it is one to me!) of reaching 5000 followers on Instagram last month. I truly can't thank my followers enough for the support, both in sewing and life… Continue reading April Sewing Challenge: #MeMadeModista

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Indie Interview: Lydia from Made My Wardrobe

One of the brands featured in February as part of the Modista Patreon is the inimitable Made My Wardrobe! They are offering Patreons an exclusive 10% discount and Lydia will be guest judging the monthly challenge to win one of two prizes. Lydia founded the London based company after starting to blog about her handmade… Continue reading Indie Interview: Lydia from Made My Wardrobe

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Scandi Sewing: Interview with Named

In January 2021 Named are offering 15% discount to Modista newsletter subscribers! From February onwards the discounts will be exclusive to Patreon members - find out more here. This month the Modista world sewing tour is in Scandinavia! Each month I round up some of my favourite sewists and brands from a region so that… Continue reading Scandi Sewing: Interview with Named